title: Unofficial user guide to Org-roam
Org-roam is designed around the Zettelkasten method of organizing thoughts. We’ve all experienced frustration sitting before a blank page forcing ourselves to come up with an outline or a first draft. By contrast, Zettelkasten provides a more organic flow. Collect your thoughts as they come as small, separate ideas then review them at a later time. Upon review, you begin to tinker by linking notes together to create new, meaningful connections that may inspire more notes as you obtain more references and inspiration. Eventually, you can organize and group notes together to form a structure on its own that makes writing a draft a much less daunting task. The thinking was already done as you tinkered with new information, amassing a pool of knowledge at your disposal.
- Set up: my other guide Zero to Org-roam
How to start Org-roam:
Think – Find, Link, and Tinker
“capture-at-point” or inline auto-complete with
File-Refs (website and academic literature)
Added a sample chapter for Capture. Feedback welcome; or extend the content…
Capturing fleeting ideas:
Taking notes on academic journals, papers, and books:
Utilities such as:
Out of scope (maybe)
org-roam-dailies: I do not use it, so I cannot really comment.