Approved (8. 3.20)
Revision note: Added more Roam Research details.
  • Their website states: __"A note-taking tool
  • Roam Research calls itself __"A note-taking tool
  • for networked thought."__.
  • I'd say that it turns your notes into a relational database, and your notepad into a framework where you can integrate other multipliers on building out your thought structure in a free-form, stream of consciousness way.
  • It’s a tool to turn your notes into a relational database, and your notepad into a framework where you can integrate other multipliers on building out your thought structure in a free-form, stream of consciousness way.
  • At its most basic, Roam is a markdown outlining app. Each time you open Roam, it starts a new note with today’s date. Type anything, or create a new document if you’d like to name it separate from today’s date. Every time you press enter, Roam creates a new bullet point—which you can then drag-and-drop around the page or nest under other sections. You can rediscover pages from the _All Pages_ list, or from the search at the top.
  • Wiki formatting is where Roam shines, though. Add double square brackets around any word or phrase like `[[this]]`, and Roam will either link to an existing page if there’s one with that word or phrase as its title, or it’ll make a new page for that text. Click the link to open that page—and you’ll see Roam’s other core feature, bi-directional links which show everywhere that page has been referenced. Say you save a historical detail about a person in one note, and a quote from them in another. If each time you wiki linked their name, their page will now show both of those references on the bottom of the page.
  • You can also reference any section of any Roam note, to embed any point from one note in another. That, along with referenced links, let you pull your notes together into structured documents that show how your notes and ideas connect. Roam visualizes those connections in a graph diagram, too, for another way to explore your notes.
  • Along with that, Roam includes to-do lists, kanban boards, web embeds, and more to build dynamic notes to organize everything in one place.
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@forouzani approved
9d ago
Approved (6.30.20)
Revision note: Initial Stab at creating an Intro.
  • Their website states: __"A note-taking tool
  • for networked thought."__.
  • I'd say that it turns your notes into a relational database, and your notepad into a framework where you can integrate other multipliers on building out your thought structure in a free-form, stream of consciousness way.
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@maguay

approved - Would be good to reword the 2nd paragarph’s first sentence without personal reference, e.g. “Roam Research turns your notes into...”, but this is a good start!

a month ago
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@awwstn approved
a month ago