I got pointed to Obsidian today. I never heard of it. This is amazing! It matches a lot of Roam’s features, yet it is totally open. It’s just Markdown files in folders, which you could also edit in any other editor. It supports plugins and has a bunch of styles. I’m really liking it so far. I just started to check out Roam and I can see some benefits of this style of note taking, but I’m really concerned about the pricing, at least for my personal usage. Obsidian is free for personal use, but you can send money their way to support and it seems to have a nice community around it. On first sight, it looks to me like a better Roam (at least for my taste).

Manuel Riess @hutaffe