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Pro In place page creation / linking with brackets or hashtags
Pro Rename a page and all everything that references it renames as well
No broken links!
Pro Helpful slash (/) commands while editing for autocomplete, TODOs and more
Pro Easy page merging.
Pro Explicit linked references included on every page at the bottom
Pro Supports markdown
Pro Each bullet point can be either linked to, or included in full in any page (including the page it originated on. Yay transclusion!)
Pro Each bullet point on a page is zoomable as it's own 'wiki page'
Pro Shift click on a link pulls up the link in a side panel without navigating you away
Pro Bi-directional links
Pro Graph overview allows you to easily see how nodes relate
Pro Supports in place datalog queries
Pro In place editing
Pro Supports hiccup syntax for HTML snippets
Pro A default place for "Daily Notes" means not having to worry where a new note *should* go.
Con No established pricing model, this could get expensive later
Rumored to be upwards of $30/month
Con No mobile app
You can port Roam to Hermit, but there is no offline capacity.
Con No offline mode
The information can be accessed on the browser offline, but you cannot edit it.