For syncing files between my devices I'm using SyncThing. This tool is reliable, available on Linux, Android, Mac and iOS. And it encrypts the communication.
Some of the use cases I have in Obsidian:
- Resolve links in Daily Notes: when I share a URL from my RSS reader or from other sources into Obsidian, the URL sometimes is just a link to a URL shortener. I then later need to resolve the link - or let a script do it right away for known shortlinks, and update the daily note.
- Remove tracking information from URLs: many shared links include campaign and tracking information, and this can be removed straight away.
- Extract content from certain Toots: I follow a couple interesting accounts on Mastodon, and when I share the Toot link into Obsidian, the script extracts the Toot content and adds it, along with the original link, to a pre-defined note.
- Extract links from Toots: many news websites include a link (sometimes again with tracking information) in their Toots. When I share such a Toot into Obsidian, a script picks up the link, extract the target link and updates the daily note.
All of this is not very complicated, and a couple of lines in Python do the job. The main parts for the script are:
- extract the API key from the SyncThing configuration
- Open a connection to the local SyncThing instance
- Watch for certain events
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