Use an iPad or iPhone for your Zettelkasten? Want to make your workflow a bit quicker? I hear you. I made a shortcut that allows you to quickly create Zettels on iPad and iPhone which works in a similar way as the one in my post “Knowledge Management with Zettelkasten and iA Writer.” But please first read the following.
The Archive is an outstanding piece of software for personal knowledge management, especially of the kind I spoke about in my last post. Among its strengths1 is its custom theme engine, allowing users who are willing to tweak a few .json files to create new color schemes from scratch. Since I love iA Writer‘s design, I thought: why not make The Archive look like Writer? So that’s what I did, and you can download the results.
To download the themes, right-click on the themes you want below and save the files in a place you’ll remember. Then, open The Archive’s preferences and go to the Theme tab. Click on “Open Theme Manager” then “Open Theme Directory.” Move the files you downloaded there.
I tried to stick as closely as possible to Writer’s color palette, in both its light and dark mode. I highly recommend using one the same fonts Writer uses, which they graciously release for free to the public.
- 1.0: Initial release
- Dark 1.1: Fixed the unfocused background selection color. Huge thanks to reader Sebastian for the heads-up!