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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Foam and what they use it for.
  • I Use Obsidian
    I gave up on Obsidian and just use Foam ( and/or vimwiki. I just can’t get into overwrought, arbitrarily designed organization schemes or proprietary apps (Foam-managed content is just plain Markdown, so I can easily do without it—it provides the absolute bare minimum for easy linking of notes without proprietary markup). - Source: Hacker News / 1 day ago
  • Use a Work Journal to Recover Focus Faster and Clarify Your Thoughts
    If you're interested in an open-source, free equivalent, check out VSCodium (open-source version of VSCode), and FOAM (VSCode plugin - In a new project, create a `docs/` folder, and start with `docs/`. When you want to branch out to other files & links, you can type [[MyTopic]] and FOAM will automatically create, and will allow you to click on the link and... - Source: Hacker News / 11 days ago
  • Vscode setup with Foam and Logseq for Digital Note Taking
    Source: (1) A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode - Foam. (2) A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode. (3) Loam - Visual Studio Marketplace. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • Request: VSCode extension that allows users to edit .cavas files
    Foam[0], memo[1], Markdown Memo[2], md-graph[3] file/directory display plugin [4] ----- misc related links: - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Why I Like Obsidian
    You can also use Foam, a FOSS VSCode extension that is compatible with the basic markdown files from Obsidian. You can just open your vault in it and it will probably work if you're not using the fancy features in Obsidian. - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Obsidian 1.5 Desktop (Public)
    No mention of Foam? Fine, I uhh, I'll speak for it. Foam is to VSCode, what Org (and Org-Roam) are to Emacs. As a former org-roam user, I ended up preferring it because my end goal was to convert my notes to HTML and blog posts, and org is poor at that as HTML is not valid org code whereas it is in Markdown. There's just a whole host of markdown-it plugins [1] out there to add... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Does Obsidian note taking work for you?
    You don't have to use Obsidian btw, I think Foam does most of the same stuff inside Visual Studio Code. Source: about 1 year ago
  • For taking notes, Do you use VS Code or other program?
    Yes, you can make VS Code a great note-taking tool with the very lightweight Foam extension, that adds cross-note referencing and easy task management. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Fediverse instance to create a regional repository of knowledge
    Maybe Anagora or something else based on FOAM? Source: about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: What productivity tools do you use?
    I use It has all I want for a note-taking app, since it's my editor all of my shortcuts and snippets work, the notes are simple markdown that I can back up easily using git. To start a daily note, I can write /today and it will set the correct date. In combination with the Excalidraw extension I can create new digrams, simply by ending the files with .excalidraw.png and quickly... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Keeping a work notebook: what system do you use to take notes on what you do?
    Stumbled over the visual studio code out in Foam. Source: over 1 year ago
  • For Those Who Switched From Other Apps (like Notion) to Obisidian...
    I worked on a documentation repository of about 150-ish notes in notion (I think that was the limit for the free account), which I then exported and converted into foambubble, an obsidian alternative that also uses markdown. The conversion was very painful, because of notion's internal IDs and hashes having no human meaning. I was very happy after the conversion, and have never touched notion since, given the pain... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Contemplating switching from Obsidian, but concerned about proprietary markdown.
    This isn't strictly Logseq-related, but Foam might work better for you. It's whole "philosophy" is that you shouldn't be tied to any format or tool for note taking and should be able to migrate easily if needed. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Anyone use Git for writing projects?
    I sync Obsidian with Git and use pandoc for book / ebook generation (or Foam with Visual Code might work too). Scrivener can synchronise with Git too - albeit indirectly (it sync's with a folder & I use a simple script to keep it up to date) If you need to organise research you can sync Wiki.js with Git. However, Gitbook or mdBook might be easier to use for a single book project. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Digital Gardening in Obsidian
    If you want something self-hosted look into Foam[0]. You write your notes in VS Code with Markdown. Many web frameworks can then generate interactive sites from it. [0] - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Silver Bullet: Markdown-based extensible open source personal knowledge platform
    Since the data store is markdown and can be synced with Git, you can already work with an Obsidian vault using Foam in VSCode. I do. You do need to align some options in each, such as file naming, a header, a particular style of links, and ensure frontmatter behavior. All necessary settings exist. This supports basic static... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Free Roam Research alternative?
    Foam maybe provide similar expiriens. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Soul Relic: wholesome adventure
    I've got similar functionality right now using the VSCode foam extension, and one of the other benefits of having it in VSCode is that I have my own custom CSS and compile to epub directly from the markdown files. Though I see now that certain features (like chapter numbering) come out of the box in novelWriter and I guess I didn't need custom code for it. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Note-Task App Suggestion
    Are you scared of code? You could make a custom plugin in Obsidian, or fork some open-source thing like Foam to have it do anything, shit's extensible. Source: about 2 years ago
  • is this app dead? (any alternatives though foss, preferably)
    My bad, I assumed that it would be open-source, but apparently it isn’t. Closest alternative that is FOSS would be Foam: Source: about 2 years ago
  • Suggestions for a markdown based note taking app with support to add and render images and add code?
    I have tried vimwiki before, but sadly it cannot render images as I view and write the notes (I will have to generate the HTML for it). I have also tried foam which seems to solve everything and is also really good but VSCode is super heavy alongside other things I have open. Source: about 2 years ago

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