Art - Music - Programming
~ 30 years old in Algeria
Joined 6y, 18w ago. Seen 5h ago.
I've been really considering switching to RoamResearch lately but was worried for my data and then i discovered, a promising local-first alternative that is actually pretty decent and looks very promising.
Maybe you'll be interested about Foam for VSCode (marketplace.visual...) for a more local alternative to Roam (:
Feedback thread: The minimalist aspect of subreply is actually pretty good, but i think missing some features might make it hard for some to follow/start meaneanful conversation.| The first feature that comes to mind is multi-line support with [shift + enter].| The second one is an edit button or a way to reply on your own thread.| The third one is the highlight of new replies in the replies tab.| the fourth would be collapsible threads.| finally, 480 characters per reply is
I agree with the multiline editing and length, but I'm more "meh" about the editing comments. I don't have a great need for it myself but with the lack of replying to oneself it does make things a little difficult.
Multi-line would be nice but in conjuction w/ a higher character limit. The edit will probably come back and will work until your post or reply has been replied to, which make sense. On top of direct replies, motification of replies (activity) in a thread you participated in as well. Collapsible threads why not but "meh" on replying to your own thread, I'd rather have double the character limit and then engage with replies to other people...
I prefer self reply to edits, but I agree with every other point you've made. Especially post length.
I am somehow annoyed by lack of intuitive topic navigation. I'd prefer to have some tab with N new/popular/rising topics. Taking into consideration size of subreply this would currently work better than Feed which I don't even visit (Yes, I follow people). Suprise factor vs Personalization. I take suprise factor!
Are new features released now and then? I've just joined but heard this network has actually existed for six years - I wonder what the author plans are for it, and if they don't have any, why they haven't open sourced it
I would like to see tags. Sort of like what hubski and do with set tags that are community-suggestable. Collapsible threads would be nice. I found this website while travelling and have only used it on mobile. It is clunky in some ways but works predictably. The format is perfect. It's so readable. Discussions are chains of paragraphs which brings me delight. No guidelines is awesome. It generates very interesting conversations; focus on the message! Meet people!
What is your note taking method/workflow ? And what tools do you use ?
With regards to remembering things, I use Anki. It's old school, but by far still one of the best flash card apps. Flash cards combined with spaced repetition has been shown time and time again to be one of the most effective ways to remember things. I use it mostly for foreign language vocabulary, but sometimes other things I want to ensure stay available in my mind. Not note taking per se, but thought it was worth mentioning.
Currently experimenting with non-linear notetaking using It's the free version of Roam.
I'm very haphazard in taking notes, vim, git, and plaintext are my tools of choice. But if you're looking for something novel, you might try Roam Research, it's basically some approximation of what Project Xanadu was supposed to be
I use handwrite notes on goodnote5 or type on notion
Right now I just have a giant text file under version control. I'm in the middle of switching to org mode now though.
Google Docs get the bulk of my notes which get commented on and tidied as a project forms. (I'm mainly taking notes on teaching practices, which then get turned into journal articles or other long form posts).
Mostly using Notion now. Was on Roam but wasn't worth paying for IMO. I like the non-linear aspect of it, but I think you also need to organize better than they enable. I built a back-linking type ability into Notion. Typically goes in this order Raw notes (on the content I consume) -> Reference notes (take-aways in my own words) -> Mental models (usually piecing together reference notes to create a heuristic)
Pen and paper for day-to-day note taking and to do lists. Its ubiquitous, cheap, and has infinite ways of capturing thoughts. Of the information I need to retain for a long time that I can't commit to memory I use Apple Notes.
iPad with pencil & notes app
I take a lot of notes with Milton. I wrote an article about it here:
Currently using org-roam in Emacs. It's pretty good, though I think it would make more sense if I was also more invested in Emacs outside of org-roam. - simple, reliable saas tool i've used every day for the past 7 years
I think that orgzly, which is an android implementation of the emacs org-mode deserves a mention here
Fast note taking using saved messages with Telegram, I don't need much more...
similar to apple notes or pen/paper, if i must write it down at all. my issue with a lot of note taking methodologies is when you spend more time structuring notes than listening/reading/exploring. as for non-linear, imo the best non-linear system is your mind.
I now use markdown on the most comfortable text editor I can find. Any will do, but I'm currently leaning towards Code-oss (VSCode's open source version). While reading, I jot everything down on paper. I then transcribe these notes and organize them in a Zettelkasten way. When talking to people, I also take notes on paper. Tl;dr: notes on paper+markdown transcriptions afterwards.
I use drift found here --> It's written from tiddlywiki. I love it.
I use Notes app (iOS, macOS). My work markdown "wiki" is managed with Typora (all markdown files on OneDrive).
Tried a few things but they all lacked dynamic programming capabilities so now I'm building a custom memex. Backend consists of CouchDB, MeiliSearch, Apache Tika, Tesseract OCR, Ruby, and Node.js. The plan is to have a programmable web frontend that will allow traversing a personal knowledge graph using arbitrary search and linking operators.
I use a simple plain text (markdown!) file, and a set of "personal rules" to create my equivalent of a bullet journal. I used to have a file per week (and have been doing this for years, so it's neat to go and look back through history) -- but I've just switched to a file-per-day system instead, with a few handy terminal functions/aliases for when I type things like "today" "tomorrow" "yesterday" "next week" to auto generate the file and/or open it in vim.
I tried roam research but found it too unstructured; then I read about "building a second brain" and its workflows, projects, labels and it clicked: what I needed was something like Jira, but with better ux, so I set myself up a workspace and I'm quite happy
Just noticed my account is 5y old.
Not since yesterday.