When comparing LifeDigger vs Roam Research, the Slant community recommends Roam Research for most people. In the question“What are the best personal Knowledge Base apps?” Roam Research is ranked 5th while LifeDigger is ranked 25th.
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Pro Review mode
Review your knowledge and strengthen your memory thanks to the spaced-repetition effect.
LifeDigger fills in the blanks in your organization scheme.
Use tags to organize your knowledge and get rid of traditional organization schemes.
Link your information together in a Wiki style.
Pro Good dashboard
Even though the project is young, efforts have been made to provide graphics of your activity on the PKB, and the current state of your knowledge
Trigger your long time memory with flash-cards.
Pro Mind Map
Get insights on your knowledge and picture your mastery level.
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 Each bullet point can be either linked to, or included in full in any page (including the page it originated on. Yay transclusion!)
Pro Shift click on a link pulls up the link in a side panel without navigating you away
Pro Each bullet point on a page is zoomable as it's own 'wiki page'
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 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 Is a webservice
If the provider decides to shut down or charge money, your ideas are lost.
Hence you first need to trust the provider to find out what it offers.
Con No mobile app
You can port Roam to Hermit, but there is no offline capacity.
Con No established pricing model, this could get expensive later
Rumored to be upwards of $30/month
Con No offline mode
The information can be accessed on the browser offline, but you cannot edit it.
Con Very expensive pricing model, no 'free' tier
For what still feels like beta-software, it's pricing model is very expensive in comparison with competitors that generally offer free tiers for example.
Con Forces you to edit with markdown, rather than wysiwyg
This issue is made worse by super basic formatting bugs, like if you want to for example unbold some text with control/cmd-b, it rather double-bolds it (e.g. it becomes bolded text), making the non-wysiwygness even more messy.