How to create note templates for Bear 2.0 (and other note taking apps like Obsidian)
Today’s digital world is replete with information, demanding effective tools for managing this data deluge. As an ardent user of Obsidian and a recent participant in the Bear 2.0 beta test, I have developed an appreciation for robust note-taking apps in personal knowledge management.
Bear 2.0 provides a user experience that is streamlined and aesthetically gratifying. However, it lacks inbuilt note templates, a crucial feature that boosts efficiency in note-taking. This is where Espanso enters the frame.
Espanso is a flexible, open-source text expansion software, engineered to save you time in writing. But this can also effortlessly facilitate templates creation and management. Its platform-agnostic nature get it adaptable across various applications, including Bear and Obsidian.
Espanso operates by waiting for user-defined commands or “triggers” in the background, which are linked to larger text snippets. When a trigger is entered, Espanso promptly substitutes it with the corresponding associated text.
For instance, if you frequently produce journaling notes, you can create a template in Espanso, with « :temp.journal as the trigger (name it as you want). When you type “: temp.journal”, Espanso will instantaneously populate the journaling notes format, conserving precious time and effort.
Accelerating Writing with Espanso
Espanso’s true potential lies in the remarkable acceleration it brings to the writing process. From simple phrases to complex structures, Espanso lets you create reusable templates that speed up your writing.
Instead of typing out repetitive structures, you can use Espanso to fill in pre-composed content, significantly reducing the time spent on each note. Additionally, Espanso is highly customizable, enabling you to create tailor-made triggers for any context.
Creating Meeting Note Template with Espanso
Let’s explore how to create a journal note template with Espanso. First, locate the Espanso configuration file (base.yml). This is the hub where you…