logseq VS athens

Compare logseq vs athens and see what are their differences.


A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life. (by logseq)


Athens is a knowledge graph for research and notetaking. Athens is open-source, private, extensible, and community-driven. (by athensresearch)
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logseq athens
544 55
29,431 6,338
2.7% 0.0%
9.9 0.0
6 days ago about 1 year ago
Clojure Clojure
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of logseq. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-09.
  • What is Omnivore and How to Save Articles Using this Tool
    6 projects | dev.to | 9 Mar 2024
    Logseq support via our Logseq Plugin
  • Notes on Emacs Org Mode
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Jan 2024
    Sorry, but _what exactly_ «it seems to do» from your point of view?

    My «second brain» now is almost 300Mb of text, pictures, sound files, PDF and other stuff. As I already mentioned, it contains tables, mathematical formulae, sheet music, cross-references, code samples, UML diagrams and graphs in Graphviz format. It is versioned, indexed by local search engine, analyzed by AI assistant and shared between many computers and mobile devices. And (last but not least) it works: it allows me to solve my tasks way more faster than with the assistant of external, non-personalized tools (like ChatGPT, StackExchange or Google).

    I know no tools for all this tasks except org-mode. Well, maybe Evernote in the 2010-s was something similar — but with less features, with more bugs and with worse interface.

    Personal note-taking _is_ a complex task per se (well, at least for someone like typical HN visitor). I've seen many note-taking tools, that were ridiculously featureless, stupid and inconvenient because they were _not_ complex enough.

    > Sure if one wants to do emacs-gardening it is fine.

    1)You can use org-mode outside Emacs. See for example Logseq (https://logseq.com/), organice (https://organice.200ok.ch/) or EasyOrg.

    2)Org-mode works in Emacs out of the box, you don't need any «emacs-gardening» to use org-mode.

    3)The term «Emacs-gardening» itself sound a bit like hate-speech for me. The complexity of Emacs customization is overrated, mostly due to opinions of people who never used Emacs or used it in the previous millennium.

  • Why I Like Obsidian
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jan 2024
    Obsidian is great.

    For those looking for an open source alternative (or don't want to pay the Obsidian fees for professional usage) check out Logseq: https://logseq.com/

  • Obsidian 1.5 Desktop (Public)
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Dec 2023
    For an opensource alternative to Obsidian checkout Logseq (1). I spent a while thinking obsidian was opensource out of my own ignorance and was disappointed when I learned it was not.

    1: https://logseq.com/

  • logseq VS Einwurf - a user suggested alternative
    2 projects | 20 Dec 2023
  • Notesnook – open-source and zero knowledge private note taking app
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Dec 2023
  • I'm a science student and amateur web dev. Is this the right tool?
    3 projects | /r/orgmode | 7 Dec 2023
    While Emacs and Org mode can certainly be used for this (and, when they can't, you can always inject little python/js scripts in your emacs config to take care of specific things), I'd also recommend you take a look at Logseq.
  • Ask HN: What are some unpopular technologies you wish people knew more about?
    56 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Dec 2023
    My work notes (and email) has shifted into emacs but I'm still editing zimwiki formatted files w/ the many years of notes accumulated in it Though I've lost it moving to emacs, the Zim GUI has a nice backlink sidebar that's amazing for rediscovery. Zim also facilitates hierarchy (file and folder) renames which helps take the pressure off creating new files. I didn't make good use of the map plugin, but it's occasionally useful to see the graph of connected pages.

    I'm (possibly unreasonably) frustrated with using the browser for editing text. Page loads and latency are noticeably, editor customization is limited, and shortcuts aren't what I've muscle memory for -- accidental ctrl-w (vim:swap focus, emacs/readline delete word) is devastating.

    Zim and/or emacs is super speedy. Especially with local files. I using syncthing to get keep computers and phone synced. But, if starting fresh, I might look at things that using markdown or org-mode formatting instead. logseq (https://logseq.com/) looks pretty interesting there.

    Sorry! Long answer.

  • Evernote will restrict free users to 50 notes starting December 4
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Nov 2023
    After trying out dozens of things like this, the only one that has stuck for over a year for me has been logseq.


  • On Keeping a Logbook (2010)
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Oct 2023


Posts with mentions or reviews of athens. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-23.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing logseq and athens you can also consider the following projects:

obsidian-mind-map - An Obsidian plugin for displaying markdown notes as mind maps using Markmap.

obsidian-dataview - A data index and query language over Markdown files, for https://obsidian.md/.

Zettlr - Your One-Stop Publication Workbench

Joplin - Joplin - the secure note taking and to-do app with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

AppFlowy - AppFlowy is an open-source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations. Built with Flutter and Rust.

foam - A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode

TiddlyWiki - A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc.

Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

org-roam-ui - A graphical frontend for exploring your org-roam Zettelkasten

org-roam - Rudimentary Roam replica with Org-mode

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

neuron.nvim - Make neovim the best note taking application