@stefp @kaa I do think competitors, some free, will tick off enough of the boxes for many people. I'm kind of upset by how well Roam and I get along, though, because right now I fully intend to pay the $15/month. They still need to deal with the "Conor Problem". I think he's smart, has a vision, and has been thinking about the problems he wants to solve long enough that he's earned a little of his cockiness simply based on how much he's gotten right in the first go-round. However, for the sake of the product I think he should dial it down a few notches. All things being equal, I'd go with a different product simply because I'm not fond of Roam's author. Trouble is, right now, all things are not equal.
@Munish yup, only it gets a few things better (mainly on the inter-linking side of things), but yeah once you dive into the world of online outliners there is a TON of options out there. I’m sure there is a suitable one. I used to love tiddlywiki but it seems to have morphed into something else recently... and I would need to dive into redesigning the hell out of it because it’s too noisy