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 giving Amplenote my full attention, all I can say is "wow"! This app is amazing. I'm a firm fan and new paid subscriber. Thanks for an app that is for normies like me.
April 2023, via support
I changed between Evernote, Notion, Todoist, TickTick and Obsidian before settling down in Amplenote.
March 2023, Reddit
I had been wandering around trying almost every productivity app, it all ended since I started using @amplenote. It's a well-thought-out and elaborated app with just-perfect features.
July 2023, Twitter
I read as much as I could about them and their company and I really liked what I found. They are self-funded and work hard to build an app with features driven by their users but not one that is overloaded with features.
March 2023, company website
I'm loving Amplenote so far and surprised it took me this long to find it. I really wonder why you guys don't have more visibility.
February 2023, via email
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
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
Previously, I tried Roam, Bear, Apple Notes, and Evernote - and I truly believe Amplenote is the perfect mix of all of them.
Nick Rovisa
January 2021, via email
Been using @amplenote for 8 months now (which is an eternity for me!) and it keeps getting better and better. Feels like a tool that works *with* me rather than trying to force my workflow into a feature set.
February 2022, Twitter

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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