Org-roam is an org-mode package that implements features similar to Roam research:
- Bi-directional links between notes — a link from a note to another note is also a “backlink” from the latter to the former.
- Possibility to reference whole notes or subtrees transparently
- Citation and references as links
- And many others
It was created by Jethro Kuan.
Org roam is useful to manage a personal knowledge base in plain text, while taking advantage of the powerful features of Org-mode.
I use this software to build my notes. Its configuration is detailed on my configuration page and I wrote a blog post explaining how I export the notes to my website.