What makes Amplenote the top Roam alternative?

Roam Research is a powerful tool for organizing your thoughts, but it's not for everyone. If you're looking for an app that is about half the cost ($15 vs $6) with around twice the features, Amplenote might be for you.

Amplenote vs. Roam, Feature Counts by Domain

Via NoteApps.info Disambiguation: Roam Research vs Amplenote

Because Amplenote launched around the same time as Roam, many features (e.g., backlinking) were inspired by Roam's precedent, thus the high count of "Shared features"

The best all-in-one productivity app

Move between notes, tasks, and your calendar to capture and follow through on your best ideas.

Task prioritizing

Every plan level includes advanced task management. Task scoring and the Eisenhower Matrix bring your top priorities to the surface.

Increased speed

Lightning-fast performance and syncing across multiple devices means your workflow is never interrupted by sluggish loading, even across thousands of notes.


We listen to our users to optimize their experience and add features that add the most value. Get involved by upvoting features or reach out on Discord.

View a full comparison between Amplenote and Roam at noteapps.info.

A superior mobile experience

App store ratings show that working on the go is better with the Amplenote mobile apps.

"@amplenote is way better than you may think, and their support is excellent. There are hundreds of small things built into this project that make it really fun to use.
Alexander Rink, via X

Why do users love Amplenote?

We know, switching note apps is a very big deal. Even with lots of documentation to get you started in a flash, it's still a big investment of time and energy. So, how has it gone for others like you? Here's what they have to say:
Amplenote is criminally underexposed. By far the biggest reason why I love this app is that it is all-in-one. I can take notes, manage tasks, and organise my calendar seamlessly better than any other apps I know.
July 2023, Youtube
After trying Todoist, Obsidian, Evernote, and most recently Notion, I was getting frustrated... Amplenote brings together quick capture, note linking, daily notes, and Google Calendar integration in a mobile-friendly and completely synchronized platform. I'm so glad I found it!
July 2022, comment form
By now, I cannot imagine how I could live without Amplenote. I am aware that this is a strong statement, but I am serious. I was in desperate need for a tool that allows me to apply GTD and that acts as a PKMS on top of it.
December 2023, email
I love the jots ▶️ notes ▶️ tasks ▶️ calendar. All with backlinking and the rich footnotes are a game changer for me in referencing notes inside of notes.
July 2023, Twitter
First of all, I LOVE the task scoring capability in this app
Ash Roy, CEO, Productive Insights Podcast
July 2021, podcast
La mejor herramienta que he conocido para reemplazar Todoist y Evernote.
June 2022, comment form
@amplenote's browser extension rocks
July 2023, Twitter
After spending hours tinkering with Notion and ClickUp, it was a such relief to find Amplenote. The best thing about Amplenote is that I don't have to spend hours tinkering with it because it already works the way I like, as is. It's spoiled me for other apps and systems that require me to think of how I want to organize notes and tasks.
March 2023, Reddit
Amplenote is a relative newcomer to the note space, but I really like what they are doing. The way they bring notes, tasks and ideas together is really unique and really special
February 2021, Youtube
Wow!! A review by Scott Friesen of Simpletivity led me to try this. Love the integration of the notes, tasks and calendar. Did I mention how amazing the mobile app is? Paid for the Premium within a couple days, happily. Amazing note-taking with world-class task management.
March 2023, via email
I tried at least 25 different systems ranging from Evernote to Obsidian and all points in between. And then I found Amplenote. One app that had all I was looking for. Even better, they share the roadmap. If there is something you'd like, they listen. I've already talked my daughter into trying it as well.
August 2022, comment form
I changed between Evernote, Notion, Todoist, TickTick and Obsidian before settling down in Amplenote.
March 2023, Reddit

Who uses Amplenote?

The stronger the incentive to make great decisions, the more likely an occupation turns to Amplenote for help1:

How does a small app attract so many thought leaders? Task Score. No other app helps you tame hundreds or thousands of possible tasks, via automated sorting. Users also cite how little configuration is needed to get started.

1 Data source: 2021-2023 Amplenote new user survey results

Try it out for yourself

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