Pricing- It is decided that the pricing for beta tester will be $15/month and will be 50% if you are under 22 and is a student.As a student, I think Roam Research is very useful for knowledge management and I am looking forward to using it in my first year of university but the pricing is very high which makes me considered finding an alternative like Obsidian and TiddlyBlink.
Design (UI and UX)-The design of Roam Research can be better but I don’t blame it on the developer as Roam has not been around for that long and I believe the developer is working on it.
The #roamcult mentality is grating to me. I understand people are passionate about the tool and that it solves a problem for a particular niche, but I find that it polarizes the community.
Lack of mobile app is huge drawback. I would use it 10 times more if there would be one.
The vibe and the price. It's very annoying all that people trying to look so cool because they're using bidirectional links and neural graphs. The price just reflects all that vibe (waiting lists, dozens of reviews, Youtube videos, zettelkasten afficionado...)
It was mentioned already but the lack of offline capability is BIG issue. All these apps should focus on this VERY early on. I need to be able to organize myself anywhere, connected or not. Notion (I'm still between two chairs) has the same problem. Evernote was great for this.
I'm still uncomfortable adding attachments to Roam. I know I can, but they look ugly and I find them hard to work with. Anything that wants to help me manage my projects needs to have a clear way to support attachments. Notion did this well.
So far, I'm mainly adding links to attachments elsewhere (gDrive mainly).
That was two things... sorry.
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