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    What are the best Roam Research alternatives?

    Roam Research is described as 'As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally' and is a Note-taking tool in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Roam Research, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Obsidian. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or CherryTree. Other great sites and apps similar to Roam Research are Joplin, Notion, Typora and Zettlr.

    Roam Research is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Roam Research.
    This page was last updated May 4, 2022
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    1. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
      Obsidian vs Roam Research opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Obsidian is a great alternative to Roam Research.
      inshilon Really similar in the approach, but it's offline.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      sCojQE5 Obsidian is a good alternative to Roam Research for those of you who prefer shopping at locally owned boutiques and shops compared to going to the Mall or Nordstroms.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      birnle Obsidian is a dream for creative and scientific writers who need to make notes and find not only these, but related ones, too. Obsidian is in my opinion the best markdown-based notes solution available.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Similar Features but greater control of your data, run offline or your already used cloud service such as dropbox or google drive. Future proof.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      katsumi27 Similar approach but locally stored which means YOU own your data. Plus there are great features like multiple (so many) notes open at once -- truly ideal for any Zettelkasten type methodology.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      edapm Roam-like graph view, all offline, saved as Markdown, free!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
      Joplin vs Roam Research opinions
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      yifany It's an Evernote alternative
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    3. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
      Notion vs Roam Research opinions
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      It is much better than Roam research, because it gives you all the features of Roam Research + Some extra features
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    4. Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.
    5. Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions.
      Typora vs Roam Research opinions
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      Similar aesthetic, well integrated feature-set (link inline LaTeX support), relatively minimalist writing experience. No backlinks, nor block-level support.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
    7. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
      Zettlr vs Roam Research opinions
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      Your files are always available offline.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    8. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.
    9. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.
      Almost everyone thinks TiddlyWiki is a great alternative to Roam Research.
    10. Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.
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