Help Me Choose Between Notion and Obsidian?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD

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  • obsidian-dataview

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

    Obsidian Dataview is pretty great.

  • AppFlowy

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

    Have you heard about appflowy? I still haven't tested, but it seems like a notion frontend that stores data locally.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • logseq

    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.

    You might want to try out Logseq, https://logseq.com/ markdown based and very similar to Obsidian in many ways but works more like workflowy in how it organizes as you type and has some pretty nice todo and task status functions built in. I just started using it a month ago and it's quickly becoming my go to for daily notes/tasks/projects. The more I get comfortable with it the more I want other programs to work that way, it has a few kinks still but seems to have very active development. I believe you can actually use it side by side with Obsidian (i.e they can both see all the notes/links from the other in their file views since it's all markdown) haven't fully tried that yet myself though.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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