What was that all about? Recently, I downloaded Obsidian (Obsidian.md), and I think Obsidian is going to be superior to Roam Research. I keep going back and trying Obsidian, but it's just not there yet and I'm continuing to stick with Roam Research. Roam and Obsidian both use bi-directional links as a fundamental building block which can provide context between notes. Roam Research vs DEVONthink – Part 1 of 5 – Heavyweight Contenders of Note-taking | Being Productive - […] Notion, largely not even considering DEVONthink. The Obsidian team is working hard Continue Reading. Sep 14. These notes can then … I have signed up for Roam Research (ages ago, no waiting list at the time), but I didn't like the fact that it was online only. I have used Roam and Obsidian. Roam Research vs. Obsidian. In a recent post, I made an offhand mention that Obsidian might be a better fit for some people than Roam Research. Here’s a fresh comparison of Roam and Obsidian: One thing about Obsidian: it’s not open source. December 26, 2020 By greenmellen Leave a Comment. Since there's not a mobile version yet, I'm using it alongside iA Writer and the experience has been great so far. Written By Akshay Padmakumar. Like @PaoloAmoroso , I tend to default back to simpler means of note taking and task tracking (google G Suite) when push comes to shove. Roam Research vs. Obsidian. I like both products and think anybody could be happy with either. Roam Research vs. RemNote vs. Obsidian. In Insider build v0.9.5, Obsidian launched block references How does this work, and how does it stack up against competitor apps like Roam Research? With both Roam and Obsidian, cross-linking is ridiculously easy. With Roam I know that my notes are building a rich forest of hierarchies and networks that will be more useful in the future. If you're looking to use Roam as a Zettelkasten tool, Obsidian offers many of the same benefits. So you can be writing away about subject A, but then easily cross-link to the 37th … In the case of Roam Research, this isn’t just true for note titles, but instead every word in your database. The reason it isn’t included above is because it’s not open source, and there are many non-OSS alternatives which I haven’t listed either. Recently, there have been new bidirectional linking apps that were introduced. Obsidian is also a good alternative to Roam. December 26, 2020 By greenmellen Leave a Comment. Chris Bowler / December 26, 2020. However, once I realized what made Roam unique I've come to the conclusion that Roam is on the whole a more useful app. I've tried Obsidian, but the data structure is far inferior to Roam Research and not worth wasting my time with it. (I like them enough that I have a Believer account for Roam and a Catalyst license for Obsidian.) GO DEEPER with the Obsidian … Even though it’s free to use— unless you start making money from that use, or want to use the upcoming sync and publish features —it’s somewhat closed, by which I mean you can’t see the code that comprises Obsidian. However, Obsidian files sit in a local folder, so it does address many of the privacy concerns some people may have with Roam. Obsidian is a more accessible way to get the feel for "networked thought", and the graph visualization is a bit nicer than Roam. Roam is an outliner. I do recommend giving it a try. Well, for one, I believe both are good tools. I played around with Obsidian and described its ready integration with a DEVONthink… Roam vs. Obsidian. I keep going back and trying Obsidian, but it’s just not there yet and I’m continuing to stick with Roam Research. These apps are Roam Research, RemNote, and Obsidian. Rich forest of hierarchies and networks that will be more useful in the future Writer and experience. 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