shimmering obsidian

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Shimmering Obsidian 🎩

Alfred Workflow with dozens of features for controlling your Obsidian vault.

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Feature Overview

For a full documentation & usage guide, follow the links to the respective subsection.

Powerful Alfred-based Quick Switcher

  • Search for Notes
    • Includes Aliases
    • Search Headings
    • Search Bookmarked Notes
    • Search Recent Notes
  • Browse Folders (move to parent folders, create notes in folders)
  • Search Notes via Tags
  • Browse a note's links (outgoing, backlinks, external)
  • Open External Links of a note (without switching to the document or opening Obsidian)
  • Search only for attachments (non-markdown files) in your vault
  • Graph Traversal via Alfred
  • Smart Search: A query like o foobar #moc starred displays only files named "foobar" with the tag #moc that are also starred.
  • Visual Search: Add Icons to your notes based on their tags, similar to the Supercharged Links Plugin.
  • ➡️ Documentation of Quick Switcher Features

Note-related Features

Screenshot Features

  • OCR-Screenshots
  • Image Screenshot
  • Both work for screenshots taken in quick succession, for example during a live presentation or lecture.
  • ➡️ Documentation of Screenshot Features

Utility Features

  • Back up your Vault
  • Access various folders like .obsidian or .trash
  • Update Plugins (including Beta Plugins installed via BRAT)
  • Open CSS Snippets
  • ➡️ Documentation of all Utility Features

Plugins & Themes

Workspace Switcher

Settings & Local Plugins

Documentation & Help

Vault Switcher

Features for Obsidian Plugin Developers



  • o: Search all notes
  • oe: Search all external link via vault
  • ot: Search tags
  • ob: Search bookmarked file/searches
  • or: Search recent files
  • oa: Open attachments (like images)

Note Features

  • oo: Append to Scratchpad
  • oo: Open to Scratchpad
  • on: New note


  • ow: Workspace switcher
  • ov: Vault switcher


  • op: Search plugins/themes
  • o,: Search settings and installed plugins
  • obackup: Backup vault
  • ocss: Open snippet/theme
  • odd: Search developer docs
  • oh: Documentation search
  • oupdate: Refreshing metadata, re-index, plugin update


This workflow requires Alfred 5 with Powerpack.

  1. Install the Obsidian plugins Advanced URI & Metadata Extractor. Enable both plugins.
  2. Download the latest release at GitHub. Double-click the .alfredworkflow file to install it.
  3. Set your vault path in the workflow configuration.
  4. Run the Alfred Command osetup. Obsidian then restarts.


About the Developer

In my day job, I am a sociologist studying the social mechanisms underlying the digital economy. For my PhD project, I investigate the governance of the app economy and how software ecosystems manage the tension between innovation and compatibility. If you are interested in this subject, feel free to get in touch.


Note that for questions, bug reports, or feature requests for this workflow, please open a GitHub issue, since it is better suited for technical support.' border='0' alt='Buy Me a Coffee at' />

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