Roam versus Notion: which one is best for you?

These days, every note-taker and productivity aficionado seems to hesitate between Roam and Notion as their main tool for storing, retrieving, and creating content. As any tool for thought offers compound interest after continuous use, it’s better to pick a tool and stick to it for a while. So which one should you go for? …

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Learning through your ears with Yehoshua Zlotogorski, founder of Alpe Audio

FEATURED TOOL Welcome to a new edition of our series of interviews with founders of tools for thought! Yehoshua Zlotogorski is the founder of Alpe, offering audio courses to learn on the go. The courses are delivered by professors at leading universities and top entrepreneurs, such as Drew Boyd from the University of Cincinnati, and …

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Free your thoughts with the founders of Supernotes

FEATURED TOOL Welcome to this edition of our interview series, where we ask founders of tools for thought about their vision, mission, and strategies to think better. This interview doesn’t feature one, but two founders—Connor Neblett and Tobias Whetton, who created Supernotes when they were students. Supernotes is a fresh take on note-taking apps, based …

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When to use pages, tags, or attributes in Roam Research?

One of the peculiarities and most powerful design choices of Roam Research is the absence of folders. Forget about files placed into a specific location; instead Roam helps you build a graph of bi-directionally linked nodes, making the most of the network effect by multiplying the potential for new connections. There are three types of …

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9 useful templates for Roam Research

Roam is one of these tools that just work out of the box, but that can grow with you as your needs become more complex and specific. One such way Roam can grow with you is by using templates—snippets of pre-formatted content you can then reuse by typing a shortcut, rather than manually re-typing the …

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Behind the scenes: how to start a website as an online creator

The creator economy is booming. In the United States only, 50 million people already consider themselves a “creator”—people earning an income from producing and distributing online content. These creators include writers, designers, and educators. For some, being an online creator is a way to supplement their income; for others, it’s a full-time job. There are …

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How to use templates in Roam Research [[roam/templates]]

While life is unpredictable, most people have routines they either try to create or want to manage better. Even if that’s not the case, work often involves recurring tasks, where we waste lots of time performing the same action over and over again. This is why the launch of a templating system in Roam is …

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JavaScript plugins for Roam Research [[roam/js]]

One of the reasons why advanced users enjoy Roam Research so much is metaprogramming—the ability to modify Roam’s behaviour inside Roam itself, without ever touching its source code. By using JavaScript blocks via the roam/js feature, you can add new customise your experience. The good news is: you don’t need to be a programmer yourself …

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