Obsidian is a very nice note-taking app competing (quite handily) with Roam Research in the connected-notes market. (previous discussion) Unlike Roam, Obsidian lives on your computer, as do your files. That the developers can do this while allowing you to forget that everything is stored in portable markdown files is pretty amazing. And they’ve been in public beta only 3 months or so. Obsidian is free (forever), or you can chip in at different levels to support the developers. After a conversation with @quorm, my interest was again piqued, so I thought I’d share some resources I found. Feel free to do the same
@justindirose’s excellent introduction
And Justin’s overview of backlinks and the graph
The very friendly forum
And, if you’re a bit more advanced
There is this zip file of a vault (that’s what Obsidian calls the folder where notes are stored) that contains connected notes on different ways to process information. As I said, it’s pretty hardcore.