Roam Research

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Roam Research (aka Roam) is a silo that functions as a personal wiki, to do list, digital notebook, or commonplace book. It can either be public or private and thus could be used as the basis for a website, though there isn't a way to map a personal domain name onto the service.

In early 2020, Roam was free while in beta; in 2021 the company charges $13-15 per month for its service. It is similar to software like TiddlyWiki, Evernote, OneNote and other products.


Among many common website features, Roam has the ability to:

  • tag or categorize content
  • provide backlinks (or bi-directional links) between pieces of content
  • provides a mind map view of links between pieces of content


Main article: commonplace book#Platforms

Foam is an open source tool "inspired by Roam Research" built on Visual Studio Code (used to edit the content) and GitHub - including the possibility to publish the content to GitHub pages.

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