You can use Foam for organising your research, keeping re-discoverable notes, writing long-form content and, optionally, publishing it to the web.
Foam is free, open source, and extremely extensible to suit your personal workflow. You own the information you create with Foam, and you're free to share it, and collaborate on it with anyone you want.
How do I use Foam?
- Create a single Foam workspace for all your knowledge and research following the [Getting started] guide.
- Write your thoughts in markdown documents (I like to call them Bubbles, but that might be more than a little twee). These documents should be atomic: Put things that belong together into a single document, and limit its content to that single topic. (source)
- Use Foam's shortcuts and autocompletions to link your thoughts together with
[[wikilinks]], and navigate between them to explore your knowledge graph.
- Get an overview of your Foam workspace using the [Graph Visualisation], and discover relationships between your thoughts with the use of [Backlinking].
Foam is a like a bathtub: What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Head over to the
Quick links to next documentation sections
You can also browse the docs folder.
Foam is licensed under the MIT license.
Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):
This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!