Taking notes on Youtube videos
I played around with Memetic for taking notes on Youtube videos but I always just ended up exporting those notes into Obsidian (my second brain) and I figured I could streamline the process. The most useful feature in Memetic was adding the timestamp (and link) to the notes I was taking.
Going from Memetic and into something more useful, like Obsidian, seemed like an unnecessary step when I would normally just take all my notes in Obsidian in the first place.
I needed to fix my process.
Youtube’s sharing URL
I figured that link would exist somewhere in the page on the video I was watching — I just needed to grab it and get it into obsidian. Youtube has a bit of UI that exposed that link, but I’m not opening that up, clicking a button, and copying it out every time. That does mean that information is in the code and I can work with that.
So I figured why not just try and make that myself — take notes directly in obsidian and hit a bookmarklet any time i needed the timestamp.