Adding life back to my notes: Roam after 4 months

Boon Yew Chew
8 min readApr 20, 2021

A note-thinking tool for rich, messily connected, multi-dimensional work

What Roam Research looks like — from

Roam Research is a (relatively new) productivity tool that’s been compared against popular apps like Notion and Evernote, but is more closely similar to apps like Workflowy / Dynalist (known as outliner tools), and Obsidian (also an outliner, but has more similar features to Roam). Despite its recency, the…

Boon Yew Chew

Principal UX designer at Elsevier. IxDA local leader and board alumni. Strategy. Systems. Visual thinking. Design. Has a brain in his stomach.