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Is there a notes app I'm missing?

My team uses Asana for to dos & Outlook for calendar, and I need a way to document notes from meetings for specific tasks or the opposite: if a task is being blocked by some issue, I'd like to ...

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What's the most expensive software you use?

Do you use any specialized software for your job that are far more expensive than most other software—and do you find they're worth it? Did you try to find cheaper alternatives, or are you glad to ...

What's your knowledge processing pipeline, and how do you fill it?

My Knowledge Processing Pipeline looks like this: Instapaper → Readwise → Roam Research. Recently I struggled with discovering quality content to pipe through the line. What’s your way to fill yo...

How have your note taking habits changed over time?

As tools like Notion have combined notes with every other app feature you could want, the iPad and Galaxy Notes have digitalized handwritten notes, and Roam Research has made backlinking and buildi...

What software changed how you think and work?

Most new software adds a slight new twist to the way you already work—perhaps it helps you send email faster or add notes automatically, but generally works in the same way as other tools in the ca...

What software or category needs a new name?

Excel started life as EP, then Multiplan. Mario was called Jumpman at first. Sometimes everything rises and falls on what its called. Newsletters were almost passé until everyone started a Substa...

What will be the breakout software category in 2021?

2020 saw an explosion in the use of video chat tools—and the ecosystem of add-on software to make video calls better and other tools to aid remote work. It also saw notes apps be an increasingly po...

What's the best new software from 2020?

What's your favorite software that you've started using this year? Anything special that improved your workflows and helped you be more productive in 2020? Or were there any major updates to softwa...

How do you combine notes with a bookmark service?

I'm currently using Evernote for all my notes and pdfs. Whenever I need to find something I search there. I utilise a flat structure (3 notebooks and no tags) and rely on search when I need somethi...

What apps should a Markdown Office Suite include?

A bit back there was a discussion about what apps a modern office suite should include, but after researching the history behind markdown, here's a twist on that. If you were going to only use Mar...

Do you use Notion and Roam/Obsidian? What's your workflow

First-time poster here - this looks like a great community, thanks for having me :) Is anyone here using both Notion and either Roam or Obsidian? I'd love to hear about your workflows. I'm using ...

Do you have a strategy to combine all your notes from every app?

I tend to find I write notes in a variety of apps—handwritten notes on paper or in Apple Notes on the iPad, quick typed notes in iA Writer or Tot, research in Roam Research, detailed notes to save ...

How do you use the outlining tools in modern notes apps?

In Roam Research, everything's an outline. Press enter to make a new line, and it's a new bullet. Notion and Coda hide it a bit—new lines still look like new lines—but they act like outlines, where...

Notion now has backlinks to show which pages link to a page

One of Roam Research's most celebrated features is backlinks, where you can add wiki-style links to any bit of text to link it to a page—or create a new page if one doesn't exist. Once you add th...

Swiss Army knife or Best of Breed apps?

I am interested to know what people think before I spend more time and money investing into either approach. A bit more context from apps or platform perspective. Either I can choose some all-in-o...

Roam Research backup experience

Anyone tried to backup RR? I followed this guide: https://medium.com/@quinten_62777/a-step-by-step-guide-to-backing-up-your-roam-research-database-356107fe82ee But it's always failing and I have ...

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What do you think of walling.app?

I am in search of an app that I can use continuously for the "second brain". Roam looks good for this job, but I think it's expensive. What are your thoughts on Walling? or any other suggestions? T...

What tools do you use for personal administrative tasks?

I recently added 1Password and Backblaze to my "home stack" to coordinate thing within my family. In addition, I use: 1Password - So my wife and I can share passwords Backblaze - Automated ackups...

What are your thoughts on invite only strategy?

Superhuman started it (kind off) and now hey.com has made the invite only model famous, Clubhouse is also in the list of invite only model. Seems to me more of attention and marketing model rather ...

How do you handle your web content library?

I feel like I have tried everything and I'm never feeling completely satisfied. I've tried: Read later apps, like Instapaper or Pocket. They do great for reading without distractions, they help wi...

What's the hardest thing to find about software?

What do you end up looking for over and over again in the software you use most? Or, when you're considering using new software, what info do you want to find about that software that you you can n...

mymind is a new beta visual bookmarking tool.

I'd followed @vanschneider for years, so was curious when he started hinting about a new app he was working on to help you remember stuff: mymind. Just got beta access to it, and turns out its a v...

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The best Roam Research hidden features.

Roam Research is best known for its core writing, outlining, linking, and embedding features—the tools that let you save ideas and link them in a graph database. But it's also a rather flexible app...

Which one is the best for personal project management?

Airtable, Asana, Clickup, Monday.com, Trello and Notion. I have been using Notion for a while but I want to know more about others database application as well. Anyone wanna share their experience??

The one wiki to rule them all?

The company I work for is quickly expanding and we're realising the need to house frequently used information on a single platform. This would ideally house the company's handbook to assist onboard...

Debate: Roam Research vs. Notion

Roam Research calls itself "a note-taking tool for networked thought." It's built on a graph database, which means it's flat: documents don't live inside of other documents, instead everything coex...

Do you know of any product — other than Roam — that use the power of Graph Databases?

I always felt restricted by cabinet-filing systems. We see it everywhere in the real world, in our offices, in our libraries… In the digital world it's still the same with file-systems and the same...

What are your tips for Roam Research?

I've just started using it to organize bookmarks and ongoing work and so far I love it. But I also feel like I'm only grazing 10% of its capabilities. https://roamresearch.com/

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