Rudimentary Roam replica with Org-mode (by org-roam)

Org-roam Alternatives

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org-roam reviews and mentions

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  • Ask HN: What do you use for note-taking or as knowledge base?
    5 projects | | 1 Jan 2024
    I keep absolutely everything in a single folder. Saved documents, images, movies, financial records, game saves, it doesn't matter. My hierarchical naming scheme takes care of organization. On the odd occasion I actually need a folder, I just append ".d" to the filename.

    I use . as a hierarchy delimiter, so file extensions are just part of the hierarchy, and I can have multiple files with the same name except for the extension. For example, "film.spongebob.png" is a photo of spongebob, "" is a note about spongebob, and "film.spongebob.s1.e7" is my favorite episode.

    I use org-roam [1] for note-taking and task/time-management. I absolutely require a plain-text system so it either had to be markdown or org-mode. Emacs was the deciding factor, else I would have still been using Dendron [2]

    If OneNote is your thing, I'd probably recommend Obsidian [3] over org-roam. Despite it being the greatest program ever created, Emacs is a lot to learn "just" for taking notes.

    If you like VS Code, check out Dendron. It's the one that got me into more serious PKMS instead of just chucking notes in a folder all willy nilly.

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  • Org-roam: find "linkable" text in node
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 6 Dec 2023
    I'm using org-roam to keep my notes, which generally works well for me. There's one thing I am missing and I'm wondering if I just overlooked it, or whether it simply doesn't exist.
  • Think in Analog, Capture in Digital
    2 projects | | 15 Oct 2023
  • Welche Note taking/Wiki App nutzt ihr, falls überhaupt?
    9 projects | /r/de_EDV | 10 Jul 2023
  • Bi-directional links in org mode?
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 7 Jul 2023
    Org-Roam is a Roam-inspired Emacs mode that builds on top of org mode. Every node (aka note) has a unique ID that's different from its name. Every link from node A to node B actually links to the ID, so you can change node B's name without affecting the link. When you're on node B, you can open the Roam buffer and it will show you all of the links that point to that node.
  • Useful programs
    2 projects | /r/AskGameMasters | 1 Jul 2023
    Org Mode. I can export my notes to LaTeX or HTML and keep things tidy in a zettelkasten with org-roam.
  • What should I use to take notes in college?
    13 projects | /r/archlinux | 23 Jun 2023
    Of course, the real power-user move would be to use Emacs with Org-Roam, but you have to be prepared to dive deep into the rabbit-hole. If you don't, it won't be worth it. If you do, you'll be handsomely rewarded. I know because I have, and I can highly recommend it if you like tinkering with and customising your tools. IMO, Doom Emacs is the way to go nowadays.
  • Is orgmode really that much better than an equivalent workflow using vim + other tools?
    14 projects | /r/orgmode | 29 May 2023
    Since I'm studying a topic for which I already have many notes, I connected my new notes to the existing ones. I'm using Org-Roam.
  • need package(plugin) and resources suggestions for Note taking setup - New to emacs
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 26 May 2023
    Hey there, here's some packages that might help you: - Org Roam - Denote - Zk
  • Emacs for literature
    6 projects | /r/emacs | 21 May 2023
    I use org-roam extensively for managing notes. Specifically, I more or less adhere to the principles or /r/zettlekasten when doing so, which is specifically geared towards taking notes for the purpose of writing (traditionally non-fiction). The rough idea is that notes are structured in a way such that you can browse them non-linearly: you can follow different paths through your notes, not just from the top of a document to the bottom, or from the 1st note to the last. And the act of looking through notes becomes a bit like having a conversation with your knowledge base.
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