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Keeping a work notebook: what system do you use to take notes on what you do?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/ExperiencedDevs | 24 Mar 2023
I've been using Logseq lately, it's the closest to the analog Bullet Journals I had kept before, but with the searching, tagging, linking and even elementary task time tracking. I found its outliner characteristics help me "log" more, versus the unlimited possibilities for structuring documents in Obsidian/Notion.
Better, safer alternative to notion?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/productivity | 23 Mar 2023
YSK: Obsidian is a really great Notes taking (or Personal Knowledge Management) software, and it's free
3 projects | reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow | 22 Mar 2023
I’m personally a big fan of Logseq but since it also reads markdown, it’s very easy to switch apps with the same notes and try it out. Unlike obsidian, Logseq is FOSS https://logseq.com/
A great app for anyone who listens to a lot of podcasts
2 projects | reddit.com/r/WorldsBeyondNumber | 17 Mar 2023
The app can also export your snips along with the transcription to services like Readwise or note taking apps like Obsidian, Logseq, Bear etc
Obsidian.md change my life
4 projects | reddit.com/r/ADHD | 17 Mar 2023
I used to use Obsidian but it had some bugs with the Android version that made it almost unusable, so lately I've been using Logseq. It works very similarly and your Obsidian notes can be used with it, but I find it's much better at keeping a networked graph knowledge base and also has plugins to enhance the experience.
Looking for a good notes app.
2 projects | reddit.com/r/software | 12 Mar 2023
Possible to use full width of pages?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/logseq | 12 Mar 2023
I found this thread: https://github.com/logseq/logseq/issues/2398
Note app with tags per block and not per page
2 projects | reddit.com/r/productivity | 10 Mar 2023
LogSeq is what you are looking for.
Using Github to write my notes has helped me retain knowledge immensely.
14 projects | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 9 Mar 2023
Others recommend Obsidian, i recommend https://logseq.com/ Its open source and filebased, so even without the program, you can read every note. Its save in Markdown. And i you tried Obsidian you can simply use the Obsidian-Vault and you can switch between both programs. I'm syncing with my nextcloud on the desktops and with Syncthing on my smartphone. But they have a paid sync-service as well thats beta currently. I'm not using that one :)
An alternative to Obsidian Sync that is free
2 projects | reddit.com/r/software | 8 Mar 2023
Check out Logseq. I can't recall state of sync but worth looking at.
Silver Bullet: Markdown-based extensible open source personal knowledge platform
14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Dec 2022
Since the data store is markdown and can be synced with Git, you can already work with an Obsidian vault using Foam in VSCode. I do.
You do need to align some options in each, such as file naming, a header, a particular style of links, and ensure frontmatter behavior. All necessary settings exist.
This supports basic static file and links functionality, not extended data tools etc., of course.
Foam, A personal knowledge management and sharing system in VSCode and GitHub
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Nov 2022
Best alternative to Notion
6 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 9 Oct 2022
H-m-m (hackers mind map)
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Sep 2022
Evolving my note-taking processes
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Sep 2022
I use [Dendron](https://www.dendron.so) for this. You can add tags or links to any entry, and the targets of those links will have backlinks. There's a nice "daily note" mechanism as well.
[Foam](https://github.com/foambubble/foam) seems very similar but I haven't personally tried it.
A fully open-source and end-to-end encrypted note taking alternative to Evernote
21 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Sep 2022
https://foambubble.github.io/ is and works on a similar concept.
Future proofing md links question: What software would be a backup if Obsidian ended?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD | 1 Sep 2022
Foam can replace obsidian https://foambubble.github.io/
How do you retain everything you’ve learned?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/ExperiencedDevs | 14 Aug 2022
About the Obsidian Team
2 projects | reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD | 27 Jul 2022
I don't really see what this project has in common with Obsidian. If you really want an open source alternative to Obsidian, there's always Foam. However, Obsidian is so polished and functional I can't imagine wanting to adopt something else just because the alternative is open source.
After Obsidian and Logseq, I give Dendron a try
15 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jul 2022
For this looking for an Obsidian like tool for commercial usage, check out Foam . It covers most of the core Obsidian featured and it's implemented as a VS Code extension and some of the advantages that entails. Of course, you won't have access to the Obsidian extensions and I do miss the live preview feature and the Android app but it's way more than servicable.
What are some alternatives?
dendron - The personal knowledge management (PKM) tool that grows as you do!
obsidian-mind-map - An Obsidian plugin for displaying markdown notes as mind maps using Markmap.
obsidian-dataview - A high-performance data index and query language over Markdown files, for https://obsidian.md/.
Zettlr - A Markdown Editor for the 21st century.
athens - Athens is a knowledge graph for research and notetaking. Athens is open-source, private, extensible, and community-driven.
Joplin - Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
org-roam-ui - A graphical frontend for exploring your org-roam Zettelkasten
Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code
org-roam - Rudimentary Roam replica with Org-mode
vscode-memo - Markdown knowledge base with bidirectional [[link]]s built on top of VSCode [Moved to: https://github.com/svsool/memo]
neuron.nvim - Make neovim the best note taking application