Research
BookStack - "Simple & Free Wiki Software. BookStack is a simple, self-hosted, easy-to-use platform for organising and storing information."
Building a Second Brain #course - "Do you consume tons of interesting information, but feel like it’s not leading to meaningful results in your life? Discover how having a Second Brain is helping people around the world save their best ideas, organize their learning, and dramatically expand their creative output"
Frase - "The AI Layer for your Content. For anyone creating content on a regular basis, Frase helps you research faster so you can focus on creativity."
Lab Notes: My Closed-Loop Research System #article - by Cal Newport. "Now that I’m a month away from starting my new position at Georgetown, I’ve arrived at a relatively stable research strategy. I assume it will evolve as I gain more experience as a professor, and I’m somewhat nervous that the more experienced among you will scoff at my naivety, but it’s a starting point — a way to start my new position with a proactive (not reactive) mindset."
Public Books Database - "With university classrooms and libraries shuttered because of the COVID-19 crisis, scholars are facing disruptions not only in their teaching lives but also in their ability to access research materials. In response, many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest. We’ll be updating the list regularly as additional materials are made available."
WolframAlpha - "Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram's breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology"
Zettelkasten #article - Wikipedia. "The zettelkasten (German: "slip box") is a knowledge management and note-taking method used in research and study."

Discovery

A Book Like Foo #webapp - "A Book Like Foo discovers books perfectly tailored to specific tastes, selected from hundreds of thousands of titles. It learns over time, adapting to the changing tastes of readers through the years."
DEVONagent #software - "Give your research a boost with the smartest search assistant for the Mac. DEVONagent searches multiple sources and frees you from manually sorting the wheat from the chaff. With its scheduled searches it even keeps you updated on what's going on in the world."
Listen Notes #webapp - "The Best Podcast Search Engine"
Mailbrew - "Your personal daily digest . The best links you can't miss, and the best content from your favorite creators and newsletters, in a daily digest."
Podchaser - "Your Daily Source for Podcast Discovery. Uncover the latest Podcasts, Ratings & Reviews, Guest Appearances, Curated Lists, and more!"
Refind - "Every day we’ll pick the 10 most relevant links from around the web for you." Explanation.

Collection

Coda - "Coda begins with a blinking cursor and grows as big as your team’s ambition. We’ve seen Coda docs do everything from run weekly meetings to launch products. What will you Coda?"
Commonplace book #article - Wikipedia. “Commonplace books (or commonplaces) are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. They have been kept from antiquity, and were kept particularly during the Renaissance and in the nineteenth century. Such books are essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces are used by readers, writers, students, and scholars as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts. Each one is unique to its creator’s particular interests but they almost always include passages found in other texts, sometimes accompanied by the compiler’s responses. They became significant in Early Modern Europe.”
DEVONthink #software - "Focus on your work and let DEVONthink remember all the details. Collect, organize, edit and annotate documents of any kind. Have them automatically analyzed, connected, and filed. Sync them between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad." Highly recommended by the author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson. He says the app finds connections between pieces of research based on word frequencies and word neighborhoods that a normal search engine wouldn't find. He'll draft a paragraph, put it into the app, and the app finds all his research that might be related. He then looks at the connections with those notes, and soon has a large number of pieces of information forming a new idea that he may not have initially thought of.
Diigo - "Save and tag your online resources for easy access anytime, anywhere"
GitBook - "Document Everything! For you, your users and your team"
Larder - "bookmarking for developers"
Innos Note #webapp - "We believe there should be an alternative to traditional knowledge management and content sharing, so we created Innos. Innos is designed to foster a culture of innovation, creativity, and connections. It equips curious minds with the right content creation tools to inspire and connect ideas."
Memex - "Bookmarking for the power users of the web"
Notion
Obsidian #software - "Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files." Obsidian Git plugin
Pinboard - "Pinboard is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed."
Pocket #webapp - "Save content from everywhere. Save articles, videos and stories from any publication, page or app. Curate your own space filled with everything you can’t wait to learn."
Polar - "A powerful document manager for web pages, textbooks, PDFs, and anything you want to read."
Roam #webapp - "A note-taking tool for networked thought. As easy to use as a document. As powerful as a graph database. Roam helps you organize your research for the long haul."

Processing

Codex - "Codex is a web-based operating system for knowledge workers. With Codex you can transform your notes, texts, images, videos, etc., into a multimedia knowledge graph: just highlight text and create bidirectional links, entities, relationships, attributes, events, and more. This is done from a special text editor which not only offers rich text styling but also separates the markup from the text."
DEVONsphere #software - "Whatever you're working on, DEVONsphere always keeps data ready that might be useful to you in this very moment — that Numbers documents buried deep inside DEVONthink, the email message you've already archived, or the web page you've visited months ago. Get inspired, follow yet untrodden paths, create something new."
DEVONthink #software - "Focus on your work and let DEVONthink remember all the details. Collect, organize, edit and annotate documents of any kind. Have them automatically analyzed, connected, and filed. Sync them between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad." Highly recommended by the author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson. He says the app finds connections between pieces of research based on word frequencies and word neighborhoods that a normal search engine wouldn't find. He'll draft a paragraph, put it into the app, and the app finds all his research that might be related. He then looks at the connections with those notes, and soon has a large number of pieces of information forming a new idea that he may not have initially thought of.
Roam #webapp - "A note-taking tool for networked thought. As easy to use as a document. As powerful as a graph database. Roam helps you organize your research for the long haul."

Publishing

Golden - "The intelligent, open knowledge base. Explore the world's first self-constructing knowledge database built by artificial and human intelligence." Wikipedia competitor.
Hostnotion - "Host Notion on your domain"
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