What Is Roam?
Roam is a cloud-based note-taking software solution that helps users keeping their documents and research organized.
The software offers users an online workspace with features that can organize and evaluate their knowledge. The platform is built on a directed graph which lets users connect and remix notes and ideas in different overlapping hierarchies. It offers features such as bullet notes, note linking, auto save and allows them to work with it open in a tab side by side whilst conducting research.
Who Uses Roam?
Intended for research and note-taking
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Reviews of Roam
Review for Roam
The aspect of Roam that has delighted me the most is how having it open in a tab changes my perspective on research as a whole.
The integration with our everyday used software was a little difficult.
Roam, the good and bad about it
Comments: In the beginning, it was super fun and quite a good experience. But down the road, it lost me due to the need for maintenance.
The networked linking made so much sense.
It's too much maintenance to have a PKM in Roam, or as I put it 'Too much heavy lifting' meaning coding. Take time from my creative process
A Great Note-Taking Tool
The easy to use interface and the ability to link notes is a gamechanger! It really helps to organize my thoughts
The search option can be improved. It is also more expensive than competitive softwares.
A gamechanger for knowledge management
Comments: It takes a bit of time to get used to the platform and it's not very useful until you've invested time in creating and linking notes. But once you've done that, it's fantastic. They say it works well by just writing in the daily notes section and letting connections form organically, but I think it's better to actually use some sort of system to keep your notes organised and find connections that way. I use a form of Zettelkasten system and it's working very well.
Once you have invested enough time and developed a system for taking notes, this platform really starts to take off. I have been able to find connections between different notes from a wide range of fields and come up with unique insights that wouldn't have been possible otherwise.
There are bugs and some annoying issues that could easily be fixed. For example, the pages that are created are case-sensitive, so if you refer to a tag as 'Note' because it's at the start of the sentence, it will reference a different page to 'note'. That's just one example, but it's very annoying and makes the platform frustrating at times.
Excellent note taking tool
Comments: Great experience with Roam
Organization of thoughts, note taking abilities, being able to search through easily
Very simplistic interface, sometimes the nectar becomes the poison