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twitter build-status discord total Athens is proudly backed by Y Combinator (W21) Athens Research - Open-source, local-first Roam Research | Product Hunt

What is Athens

Athens is an open-source and local-first alternative to Roam Research. Athens is the most community-driven, private, and extensible knowledge graph.

🚀 Download the free desktop app 🚀

(Do not auto-update with the Mac M1. Right now M1 build auto-updates to Intel. This is a problem with Electron Builder and we are looking into it.)

Sponsor us for additional features/services at https://opencollective.com/athens!

Demo Athens in your browser (no changes are saved): https://athensresearch.github.io/athens

writing-demo

Open-Source

  • The freedom to self-host
  • The freedom to use any previous version of Athens for the rest of time
  • Insurance against vendor lock-in
  • Transparency and direct feedback loops in the development process

Local-First

  • 0% data loss
  • 0% downtime
  • 100% availability
  • 100% local and fast unlike server-first apps (cough Notion and Roam)

Knowledge Graph

The problem with notetaking apps like Evernote or Apple Notes is that once you write a note, after a week you never look at it again. Without any organization, you're stuck praying that search will work for your future self. On the other hand, creating and following a system requires way too much discipline.

Athens lets you take notes with minimal systems, structure, and organization, freeing you to stay creative and in flow state. Athens does this with [[bidirectional links]], ((block references)), and a graph database.

graph-demo

Building Locally or Contributing

If you want to contribute to Athens as a developer or designer, please begin by reading Contributing. This also contains instructions on how to build Athens on your own computer.

Some tips once you've gotten Athens:

Join Discord

Our Discord community is a space for collaboration and learning (especially about Clojure!).

Every Sunday we have a Community Call at 11am Pacific.

Pricing

Athens is free to self-host, with additional features and services for our paid sponsors. We are also working on an enterprise offering for companies to self-host. Please see our Open Collective for more details.

Links

To learn more about this project, please see:

Thank You

Athens is here today because of our Sponsors and Contributors. Thank you.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Contributors

Developers

Contributors

Designers: https://www.figma.com/file/iCXP6z7H5IAQ6xyFr5AbZ7/Product-Design-Sandbox?node-id=0%3A1

Plus everyone who's commented on GitHub, Discord, Twitter... the community!