Indented Cards

Indented Cards

Indented Cards

Indented Cards were designed to work with outliners like Logseq and Obsidian Outliner where each line starts with a dash “-” and the indentation is done via tabs.

The idea is very simple:

  • write a question
  • add tags
  • indent answer beneath (it can have multiple levels, images, code blocks, etc)


- Bridge Crossings
	- What is the average air speed velocity of a laden swallow? #flashcard #animals
		- the airspeed velocity of a (European) unladen swallow is about 24 mph
			- some more details
			- more
  - ...

This approach allows you to place your cards anywhere in your tree of thoughts.

Batch Cards

When creating a lot of cards at once — you will run into a situation where you have to repeat your tags over and over again:

- Question 1 #flashcard #tagA #tagB #tagC
	- Answer 1
- Question 2 #flashcard #tagA #tagB #tagC
	- Answer 2
- Question 3 #flashcard #tagA #tagB #tagC
	- Answer 3

This is where Batch Cards come in handy 👍

The example above becomes:

- #flashcard #tagA #tagB #tagC
	- Question 1 
		- Answer 1
	- Question 2
		- Answer 2
	- Question 3 #optional-additional-tag
		- Answer 3

The same goes for cards without a question, e.g. using a #spaced tag to quickly capture highlights from a book or lecture.


- #spaced #books #Sönke_Ahrens #How_To_Take_Smart_Notes
	- This is not just about having the right mindset, it is also about having the right workflow. It is the way Luhmann and his slip-box worked together that allowed him to move freely and flexibly between different tasks and levels of thinking.
	- You have to externalize your ideas, you have to write. Richard Feynman stresses it as much as Benjamin Franklin. If we write, it is more likely that we understand what we read, remember what we learn and that our thoughts make sense. And if we have to write anyway, why not use our writing to build up the resources for our future publications
  - ...

That’s it