While Obsidian is free of charge for personal use, you can support the Obsidian development by purchasing a _Catalyst_ license. While the Catalyst license doesn't grant you any additional features inside the app itself, you'll receive exclusive benefits, such as: - Early access to [[#Enable Insider builds|Insider builds]]. - Access to exclusive [[#Join our Insider channels|Insider channels]]. - Cool and unique [[#Get your forum badge|forum badges]] and [[#Get your Discord badge|Discord badges]]. > [!Note] Commercial use > If you use Obsidian for work, you may need to obtain a [[Commercial license]]. ## Catalyst tiers The Catalyst license consists of three tiers: *Insider*, *Supporter*, and *VIP*. | Benefits | Insider | Supporter | VIP | |-----------------------------------------|:-------:|:---------:|:--------:| | Early access to Insider builds | ✓ | ✓ | ✓ | | Access to exclusive development channel | ✓ | ✓ | ✓ | | Insider community badge | ✓ | | | | Supporter community badge | | ✓ | | | VIP community badge | | | ✓ | | **Pricing** | **$25** | **$50** | **$100** | _Prices are in USD._ > [!info] Upgrading tiers > When you already own a Catalyst license, you can upgrade to a higher Catalyst tier by paying the price difference between your current and the new tier. ## Access Catalyst benefits Once you've purchased a Catalyst license, you can access a range of benefits. Learn how to enable them here. ### Get your forum badge **Note:** To connect your Obsidian account and your forum account, you need to use the same email address for both accounts. 1. If you haven't already, join our [forum](https://forum.obsidian.md/). 2. Browse to your [Obsidian account page](https://obsidian.md/account). 3. Under **Your license** -> **Obsidian Catalyst**, click **Get forum badge**. ### Get your Discord badge 1. If you haven't already, join our [Discord server](https://discord.gg/veuWUTm). 2. Browse to your [Obsidian account page](https://obsidian.md/account). 3. Under **Your license** -> **Obsidian Catalyst**, click **Get Discord badge**. ### Join our Insider channels Insiders can chat with the Obsidian team and other Insiders in our exclusive Discord channels. You automatically join the Insider channels after you [[#Get your Discord badge]]. ### Enable Insider builds Please see [[Insider builds]].