Roam Research is a powerful “note-taking tool for networked thought“. I have written a little about it before.
I am a HEAVY Evernote user (in fact I have published research papers and a variety of Evernote tools), but Roam has the best “braindump bandwidth” from all the tools I have tried. It’s able to pull ideas out of my head in a way that no other tool can.
The only annoyance of Roam is its lack of a public API. I love connecting things and have quite an extensive personal infrastructure, all connecting to Evernote.
So I… wrote a project to expose Roam API to my personal infrastructure. Check out
roam-research-private-api on npm.
I sync my Roam Graph every 6 hours with other pieces of my personal infrastructure:
- I import events for the day from Google Calendar
- I import Google Photos from that day to show up in my daily notes
- I import new notes from Evernote notebook which I use for quick capture.
Here are the other amazing things the roam-research-private-api can do:
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Other Roam Hacks
I also have following projects connecting to Roam: