neuron VS obsidian-dataview

Compare neuron vs obsidian-dataview and see what are their differences.


Future-proof note-taking and publishing based on Zettelkasten (superseded by Emanote: (by srid)


A data index and query language over Markdown files, for (by blacksmithgu)
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0.0 8.4
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Haskell TypeScript
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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  • ๐Ÿ“Š Obsidian: Nutrition
    2 projects | | 29 Mar 2024
    At the end of the day, I use Dataview, a plugin for Obsidian, which allows me to make queries to my notes similar to SQL to visualize the collected information:
  • Apache Superset
    14 projects | | 26 Feb 2024

    This whole ideas to have data, visualisations and knowledge base in one private offline place is very appealing

  • My productivity app is a never-ending .txt file
    20 projects | | 19 Feb 2024
    Since at least 2012 I've also been using a text file format from and more recently I wrote a program that takes a crontab-like list to pre-generate entries on a daily, by-day-name (every Sunday for example), and I also pull in a list of holidays from, so they are also populated.

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  • A structured note-taking app for personal use
    20 projects | | 21 Dec 2023
    > Joplin is using md to.

    The way it's handled can make the difference in control.

    > by separating that in their DB, it's a big NO for me since it's a closed silo.

    Joplin is using a popular open database with a healthy community and good tooling. It's as open as markdown. Maybe not for you, when you lack the knowledge, but markdown is similar closed for anyone not understanding filesystems and editors.

    > This: works so wonderful for me

    Good for you, but that is very low level in terms of data-handling. Dataview is really just an elaborated search, there is no good level of interaction. Datacore, the next project of the Dataview is supposed to bring this, but it's not even usable yet AFAIK. Coincidental, the Obsidian-devs are also working on that front, but nothing is finished yet.

    > and b) easy to fix since it's a text file. Gosh!

    That's useless when the app itself is not working. And even worse if you are not realizing the errors early.

    > Aha. I don't think so. Which authority says that?

    My own experience. I've tested enough plugins over the years to know their dark corners.

    > And even if It's like that, my markdown files would survive everything

    The thing is, technically you are not even having proper markdown, but a fork with some extensions of Obsidian. So some features of your parts might break when switching away from Obsidian. And the reason for all this is also because markdown is lacking definitions for what obsidian-people are doing with it. Coincidentally, this seems also one of the reasons why Joplin is using a database.

    > And gosh, this is a good thing!

    Not if they all suck.

    > Installing multiple task plugins shows that something is "broke" on the user side.

    Sure, because the plugins are lacking features, its the users fault... Maybe some users have just very different levels of requirements from you.

  • I'm completely stressed out trying to fix this so I hope one of you would be able to help me. I'm trying to create a home page of sorts so I can navigate my files without using the folders. (SEE COMMENTS)
    3 projects | /r/ObsidianMD | 5 Dec 2023
    Refer: Obsidian Search, How I Use Embedded Queries, Dataview, Excalibrain
  • Dataview Snippet for inline-field-key
    1 project | /r/ObsidianMD | 30 Jul 2023
    Ref: (Bearbeitet)
  • How to automatically fill different notes from a single note ?
    1 project | /r/ObsidianMD | 12 Jul 2023
    For using it, having SQL or JavaScript knowledge is useful, but you can probably figure it out without that knowledge. The Github page has a lot of examples that you can cannabalize for simple things without really getting too deep into it.
  • Best way to easily record small thoughts and ideas.
    1 project | /r/ObsidianMD | 27 Jun 2023
    Check it here.
  • Dataview - List of tasks
    1 project | /r/ObsidianMD | 18 Jun 2023
    I think this could be helpful
  • Show HN: I made an open-source Notion-style WYSYWIG editor
    10 projects | | 16 Jun 2023
    Have you heard of Obsidian? It's a note-taking app build on locally stored markdown files with bidirectional linking and a great ecosystem of third party plugins. One of the most popular plugins is which lets you treat your notes as databases and query them to form tables. The creator has been working on its successor, Datacore for a while - Datacore might come close to what you're looking for, its goals include WYSIWYG views and live editing inside tables.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing neuron and obsidian-dataview you can also consider the following projects:

logseq - A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

obsidian-tasks - Task management for the Obsidian knowledge base. [Moved to:]

emanote - Emanate a structured view of your plain-text notes

vim-orgmode - Text outlining and task management for Vim based on Emacs' Org-Mode

advanced-tables-obsidian - Improved table navigation, formatting, and manipulation in

hakyll - A static website compiler library in Haskell

vscode-tabtext - An extension to handle text files formatted with deep tabs

react-haskell - React bindings for Haskell

breadcrumbs - Add typed-links to your Obsidian notes

athens - Athens is a knowledge graph for research and notetaking. Athens is open-source, private, extensible, and community-driven.

Templater - A template plugin for obsidian