Install Obsidian on Raspberry Pi


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To run from Menu: Menu -> Office -> Obsidian
To run from Terminal: obsidian

Fortunately, Obsidian is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Obsidian.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Obsidian will only run on PiOS 64-bit. Pi-Apps will not let you install Obsidian on PiOS 32-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Obsidian

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Obsidian.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Office category.

Now scroll down to find Obsidian in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Obsidian for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at