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15 Competitors to Roam Research

A note-taking tool for networked thought

When to use Roam Research

Roam helps you organize your research for the long haul. You can mix and match and use filters to do a ton of things inside it like Bullet Journaling, Project Management, Building a Second Brain, Progressive Summarization, 5 Minute Journal, etc


Roam Research Competitor 1 - Notejoy
Notejoy is a collaborative notes app for you and your team. Available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web. Free to get started.

When to use Notejoy

If you want to keep your remote team or external partners & clients on the same page in the simplest, lightest-weight tool available, Notejoy is for you.

Roam Research Competitor 2 - Google Keep
Save your thoughts, wherever you are. Capture what’s on your mind. Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep. Share your thoughts with family and friends. Keep works on your phone, tablet, and computer.

When to use Google Keep

Ideal for taking notes and keeping personal thoughts organized.

Roam Research Competitor 3 - GetCommit
GetCommit is effortless knowledge transfer software that builds connections between knowledge and between people to change culture

When to use GetCommit

GetCommit is geared for remote-heavy teams with 20 people and more. The team runs many siloed systems and things are getting lost in Slack and email

Roam Research Competitor 4 - Zoho Notebook
Take notes, add files, create checklists and sketches, record audio, and capture moments using Notebook. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud.

When to use Zoho Notebook

If you want to take notes with ease and boost your productivity.

Roam Research Competitor 5 - Amplenote
Amplenote combines the complexities of to-do lists with the simplicity of note-taking.

When to use Amplenote

Amplenote is built foremost for power users: people whose livelihood depends on staying organized and communicating richly. Note takers need the smallest number of features that can support the broadest variety of uses.

Roam Research Competitor 6 - Notion
A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team to collaborate and share notes.

When to use Notion

For teams who use multiple collaboration tools such as docs, spreadsheets, asana etc. regularly but not extensively and want to switch to a singular app

Roam Research Competitor 7 - Obsidian
Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on local Markdown files

When to use Obsidian

Obsidian lets you capture your ideas and take notes in text (Markdown) files, and most importantly, it easily connects your notes and visualizes connections among them

Roam Research Competitor 8 - TheNote.app
Keep chains of private and public notes. Don't waste your time on folders and tags names creation. Use chains of notes.

When to use TheNote.app

• Save private notes with photo, video, generic file attachments and links
• Offline notes creation and search
• Pin notes on the first screen of your storage
• Background sync between devices
• Support for an unlimited number of devices for one account
• Use web interface at https://thenote.app to edit your notes on the big desktop screen
• Share notes
• No ads in app
• RTL support

Roam Research Competitor 9 - Taky
Taky is a fast and no-frills note application for people who appreciate speed and simplicity.

When to use Taky

Taky comes from the need to have a web app that allows you to quickly write an idea.

Roam Research Competitor 10 - Portway
Portway is a developer-friendly, collaborative notes app. Jot down some thoughts, manage content for your projects, or collaborate with your team on documentation

When to use Portway

Wherever you need to collaborate on content with developer-friendly integrations

Roam Research Competitor 11 - Simplenote
The simplest way to keep notes. Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.

When to use Simplenote

Ideal for taking notes and keeping personal thoughts organized.

Roam Research Competitor 12 - Evernote
All your team’s work in one place. Whether you’re managing a project, capturing ideas from a brainstorm, or coordinating with a remote team, Evernote Business keeps everyone on the same page.

When to use Evernote

For daily usage (i.e. not for large projects) and for small teams.

Roam Research Competitor 13 - ListPal
ListPal is a super minimal app to create shareable checklists that update in real-time.

When to use ListPal

ListPal is used to create shareable checklists that update in real-time.

Roam Research Competitor 14 - Routine
Routine is a todo and notes taking app for busy professionals

When to use Routine

Routine is typically used by very busy professionals to gather all their tasks and notes in one centralized place

Roam Research Competitor 15 - Remnote
RemNote is the first spaced-repetition powered note-taking tool that lets you structure knowledge exactly in the way you think about it

When to use Remnote

To remember and organize what you learn in a simple way

Notejoy is a collaborative notes app for you and your team. Available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web. Free to get started.

When to use Notejoy

If you want to keep your remote team or external partners & clients on the same page in the simplest, lightest-weight tool available, Notejoy is for you.

Save your thoughts, wherever you are. Capture what’s on your mind. Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep. Share your thoughts with family and friends. Keep works on your phone, tablet, and computer.

When to use Google Keep

Ideal for taking notes and keeping personal thoughts organized.

GetCommit is effortless knowledge transfer software that builds connections between knowledge and between people to change culture

When to use GetCommit

GetCommit is geared for remote-heavy teams with 20 people and more. The team runs many siloed systems and things are getting lost in Slack and email

Take notes, add files, create checklists and sketches, record audio, and capture moments using Notebook. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud.

When to use Zoho Notebook

If you want to take notes with ease and boost your productivity.

Amplenote combines the complexities of to-do lists with the simplicity of note-taking.

When to use Amplenote

Amplenote is built foremost for power users: people whose livelihood depends on staying organized and communicating richly. Note takers need the smallest number of features that can support the broadest variety of uses.

A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team to collaborate and share notes.

When to use Notion

For teams who use multiple collaboration tools such as docs, spreadsheets, asana etc. regularly but not extensively and want to switch to a singular app

Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on local Markdown files

When to use Obsidian

Obsidian lets you capture your ideas and take notes in text (Markdown) files, and most importantly, it easily connects your notes and visualizes connections among them

Keep chains of private and public notes. Don't waste your time on folders and tags names creation. Use chains of notes.

When to use TheNote.app

• Save private notes with photo, video, generic file attachments and links
• Offline notes creation and search
• Pin notes on the first screen of your storage
• Background sync between devices
• Support for an unlimited number of devices for one account
• Use web interface at https://thenote.app to edit your notes on the big desktop screen
• Share notes
• No ads in app
• RTL support

Taky is a fast and no-frills note application for people who appreciate speed and simplicity.

When to use Taky

Taky comes from the need to have a web app that allows you to quickly write an idea.

Portway is a developer-friendly, collaborative notes app. Jot down some thoughts, manage content for your projects, or collaborate with your team on documentation

When to use Portway

Wherever you need to collaborate on content with developer-friendly integrations

The simplest way to keep notes. Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.

When to use Simplenote

Ideal for taking notes and keeping personal thoughts organized.

All your team’s work in one place. Whether you’re managing a project, capturing ideas from a brainstorm, or coordinating with a remote team, Evernote Business keeps everyone on the same page.

When to use Evernote

For daily usage (i.e. not for large projects) and for small teams.

ListPal is a super minimal app to create shareable checklists that update in real-time.

When to use ListPal

ListPal is used to create shareable checklists that update in real-time.

Routine is a todo and notes taking app for busy professionals

When to use Routine

Routine is typically used by very busy professionals to gather all their tasks and notes in one centralized place

RemNote is the first spaced-repetition powered note-taking tool that lets you structure knowledge exactly in the way you think about it

When to use Remnote

To remember and organize what you learn in a simple way