The birth of Evernote in 2004 started a long time debate around the question, “What is the best note taking app for me?”
While everyone would argue that there is no “best” and it depends on your situation/strengths, Anne-Laure took that argument to the next level by making a brilliant parallel between a quote by G.R.R. Martin talking about the two types of writers: Architects and Gardeners.
Architects plan ahead of time and know exactly where everything will be before they start building. Gardeners, on the other hand, plant a seed and wait for something to happen. As the seed grows, it can have many branches – or very few. The gardener finds out as it grows.
Anne-Laure makes the same statement but for note-taking apps. Architects prefer Notion because of the ability to plan and map out where they’re headed. Gardeners prefer Roam Research and Obsidian because of the ability to think as you write. Finally, librarians prefer Evernote because of the rigid, filing-cabinet like structure.
Anne-Laure explains what apps are available for each personality and some things to consider when choosing the right app.