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Roam Research for CREATIVES | Beginner's Guide

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Roam Overview

    • 3. Introduction to Bidirectional Linking

    • 4. Your Daily Tasks

    • 5. Storing Information (books)

    • 6. Creating Content (blog post)

    • 7. Your Daily Notes

    • 8. Graph Overview Introduction

    • 9. Keyboard Shortcuts

    • 10. Closing Thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to this Beginners Roam Research Intro Class for Creatives!

  • This is an easy class that will introduce you to Roam Research
  • This is a class for beginners
  • I will go through the basic functionalities of Roam Research
  • I will add my own twist to it and will also allow you to do the same

Remember, I am only the messenger providing a simple framework you can use to organize your creative life.

I encourage you to enhance this framework and make it your own, personalize it, make it beautiful, and colorful as well!

Thank you for reading and see you at the class!

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Robert Blanc

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Hello, I'm Robert.

I have a lot of dumb ideas. I tend to write them down and then revisit them from time to time.

I create video essays where I am attempting to explain things to my future self. Trying to improve my delivery methods. You can check one of my videos below, I think it can be interesting for you.

I am also fond of productivity, collecting self-improvement resources like books, articles, podcasts, tools, and gadgets that can help improve the overall state of one's workflow.

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Link to my favorite Books
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1. Introduction: Hello there, my name is Robert, but you can call me Rob. And with digital creator, a blogger, a marketer, and a YouTube. I've been using Rome research right from its launch. And I stumbled upon it in a tech newsletter as I usually do and fell in love with it ever since. Now what I will show you in this course is a condensed overview of Rome research. I will show you the core functionalities and also how to create a basic structure that will bring more clarity and structure to your life as well. And also manage your to-do list, hobbies, reading lists, and also overall life goals. I'm aiming for simplicity, consistency, and also speed. And this is the class I wish I would have had when starting out. So if you enroll in this class, I will be taking and guiding you when creating your own Rome research structure. So yeah, thanks for watching and I'll hopefully see you on the other side. 2. Roam Overview: Hey there stranger, Nice to see you. I believe we are going to be best friends by the end of this course. Welcome. This is actually the first part of the course where we are going to take a look and see the ROM research overview. And I just want to start by saying and simply explaining what Rome research he is. And by, by their own definition, Road Research is a fresh note-taking tool and also a tool for FAR. And room allows you to build this intricate webs and our networks. And you will see that in a few minutes and actually connect your ideas without, with each other. And Rome, it's essentially an app you cannot use everyday and practice your writing so that it can think better. Because obviously writing is crystallized thinking. You can also see how your ideas come together and gives you a nice view of your thought processes as well. And the first thing I want to talk about is the simplicity of it. As you can see, you start out with the blank page, the date, and that's it. And that happens every day. Every day you get a new daily note. So I am now facing this blank screen and I can start writing right away. So let's say this is my first node. And as you can see, I have the span over here. There is no folder structure, there is no complexity to it. I just have an overview of my daily notes, a graph over you and we will get through this in a few minutes. And essentially a list with all my pages and shortcuts. Of course, we'll go to this feature as well. So it's dead simple. You just go enroll, create an account and you start a new note. If I want to write to a second node, I can keep enter and say, this is my second note. So it's nothing face until now, right? It's a simple note-taking app. You have your bullet points and that's it. But what really sets Rome apart is a feature called bidirectional linking. And as I'm currently only focused on the basics of Rome, I just wanted to highlight the fact that you have the same functionalities of every note-taking tool out there. So you can obviously, you know, select a piece of text and then head something like Control V on the keyboard. And you'll get your textbooks and should we be bolded? And then of course you can select once again. And then he had like control I and then your, your, your textbook will essentially be italics. You can undo everything by hitting Control Z obviously. So it gets back to where you started. So just simply keep in mind that you have the same functionalities or the keyboard as you do for most of the apps out there. Light but word like Evernote, notion. And essentially every, every note taking tool really. And I also wanted to give you a quick peek at the functionalities of Rome research that you are going to talk about in cover in the next videos. And again, you have the same functionalities that most note-taking tool apps out there have. Like again, bolding or putting your words into metallic form. But also there's this functionality you can get by really hitting one single key on your keyboard. And I want to show that here right now so we can see the list of things you can do with Rome. So what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna enter here, create a new bullet, and then hit the four slash key on keyboard, this one. And as you can see, I'm now facing a full list of throne functionalities. And I'm just simply gonna scroll around. You have table functions, you can create Kanban boards. You have your work counts out there. We can even create a pomodoro timer, which is pretty also about the bold italic. Like all the functionalities, you have irregular note-taking app, but on room you have everything by pressing a single key. And now I'm going to close this one up because obviously this was just a basic introduction of what Rome research can do. And hopefully I'm going to see you in the next video where I'm going to discuss one of the greatest features of rural research. So stay tuned and thank you for watching this one. 3. Introduction to Bidirectional Linking: All right, cool. Thank you for joining the second part of the course of their own research course. In this one, we are going to explore a feature called bidirectional linking. And they think that bidirectional leaking is the killer feature of a rolled research. And I'm gonna show you how it works right now. So I'm going to start taking a node right now and say something like today, I listened the podcast by field Ferris. And now the way bidirectional linking works is I can highlight a piece of text and then I can press the square bracket key on my keyboard. So I'm going to do it. And by doing that, I am essentially generating square brackets around that piece of text that I'm writing and I'm focused on. And by doing this, what room does, essentially offering me the option to create a page that's related to podcasts. And I'm going to create a new bullet. And as you can see, your page now has been created for the war podcast. So I clicked on the page. I now have my own designated page for podcasts. I can then go back and I can also do the same thing for the name. So I'm going to highlight it double square brackets. And then I'm going to create a new page for the name as well. So I'm going back to my original one, and this is actually what bi directional linking really is. You go to your daily note, you create a link and you link in one direction. But then rho also tells us the length references to the pages that we have linked to it. And if you think that this feature might not seem that groundbreaking, I'll show you some use cases in the upcoming videos. And you can essentially learn how to use row research combined with this killer feature getter with the simplicity of it, and start building a pretty, pretty decent and pretty nice workflow for yourself. And this again is a short introduction of this scalar Rome feature. And in next video I'm going to show you some use cases so that you can incorporate research into your workflow. So see you in the next one. 4. Your Daily Tasks: Hello and welcome back to this role research course last time in the last video, we talked about how by directional leaking works in row Research. And in this video, I'm going to show you how we can create a task list, but do list straight in Rome research and how we can incorporate that into your workload. And we're going to start creating what I call a daily task list. And I'm gonna say daily task list. And you can call this however you want. Really, you can call it to-do lists. You can give it a name like tasks or less or, you know. And I suppose you figured out that everything in our own research is maintain using bullet points. And one thing I wanted to show you is that you can essentially incorporate the bullet points inside another bullet point. So what I'm doing, I just clicked on the bullet and I'm going to drag it underneath this this note. I can also drag it back. And this is yet another small and Tweedy feature you can use as well. But again, let's focus on the task. And one thing I wanna do for visual purposes as well is I want to highlight it. Meaning that I'm going to highlight it with my, with my mouse here. And then he'd control age on the keyboard. And what this does, once I hit Enter, you obviously have your highlight. So it's, it's again, it's another quick thing you can do to enhance the experience. Obviously, right now I'm in a state where I can simply add my task list, my to do list. And essentially I am going to say something like buy eggs, change filters, and something like get yourself a coffee. And for now everything here seems like an individual bullet. But what I can do for this specific task lists I created is I can highlight, and I can simply drag my to-dos underneath the task list I created. And another feature you can use is this toggle feature, which essentially expands your daily task list. So I'm going to click it. And obviously right now the task list is hidden and I can click it again and see my task list once again. But there's one more thing you can do to make this more useful and more visual appealing as well, and also more functional really, you wanna make it a to-do-list. You want to create a tick box. And Rome research also has this functionality. And you can do this very, very easily. And what I would do, I would go to my first task, which is by eggs. I'm going to hit the forward slash D Once again. Then if I hit Command Enter or control enter, So command, and there is obviously for the Mac and control these four BC for Windows. And I can also pick and choose to do using my mouse. So I'll use my mouse for now, I'll leave you to do. And as you can see, I now have that new functionality enabled. And if I click on the next one, this will automatically switch cubic tick box version of my task so I can tick the box. And again, it's very functional and very visual appealing. If you want to speed things up, you can also double click it. And this will be highlighted by the way. So instead of doing this, you can do this. And then I'm going to hit Control enter because I'm rolling windows right up. And I'm going to change this one into a two as well. So why they have the buy eggs? I have to change filters and I also have to get yourself a coffee. So I'm going to turn this one as well just for the purpose of this presentation. And I am going to hit enter. So obviously I have my task list and please remember. This toggle functionality works sort of like an inception things. So I can also add this task underneath these task and create like another separate list of tasks which falls under the main daily task list. So as you can see, things are pretty flexible and pretty neat. And I'm going to move this one back here once again, and I'm going to delete this, this bullet. Now another thing I wanted to show is that if you want, you create your to-do list mass. So let's say if you want to list a bunch of tasks, and then if you want to convert all these tasks and essentially add a tick box in front of each task. You don't have to do this distinct where your highlighting each individual task and you are, you are creating a tick box for, for, for every single item on the list. So for the purpose of this demonstration, I eliminated all the tick boxes I created individually. So now I'm going to create a mass, a mass tick box, let's say. So what I will do, I will highlight everything. I'm going to right-click. And when you say made to do, and obviously I'm going to hit one tick here, four by x because I am asleep bottlenecks today. But other than that, this is kind of like this is the basic functionality over to-do list. And really if you are wondering, why would you want to create your daily task list in Rome research and not simply uses it to do with step or the reminders app on your phone is because the goal is to have it create this interconnected web of resources and daily thoughts and baby, and they'd be daily notes. Just so you can see how everything interacts with each other. And you can also migrate your daily task list you the next day. And that is because bidirectional linking works in our favor. So I'm going to use this feature now to have an highlight my daily task list and create a bidirectional link. Okay, and I'm going to lose the highlights because I changed my mind. I go I don't like the way it looks. I would do now is I would use this bi directional linking feature and I'm going to create a separate page for daily task list. So again, I'm going to select everything and I'm going to hit the double square bracket. And as you can see already habits in my workflow. So I'm going to hit, hit, Enter or click. And now I do have this as a separate page. So if I click on it and now I'm looking at this page where I can see the daily task lists of the Teslas I created for myself right now and also have this small thing here called on link references. So if I expand it, and now I'm looking at daily task list I created for myself and bass couple of months. And let's choose this, choose one from here. Let's pick April 21st. So as you can see here, we have the toggle feature as well, straight on this page, you can hit the toggle feature and you can have like an overview of the tasks I created for myself on April 21st, which is obviously just a demo here, more creativity US reaction to notifications, play with Dog and relax. It says it's a sort of a kind reminder for myself really. But this is really the killer feature. This is how bidirectional linking works, and this is how this fits into your to-do list. Needs to have your full list of tasks and you can really go back and see, okay, Let's see what I had on my To Do list on this particular date and then I can migrate that daily task and tackle it today really. And going back to my daily notes now, again, this was a creepy the quick look, an overview of the to-do list functionality in Rome. Research, I believe is really interesting. I believe it's very useful if you want to do a brain dump of the things you want to do and the things you want to tackle each day and kinda move them around the place and see how you can integrate them into your workflow. And checking out on the history of your to-dos so that you can expand your thought processes. 5. Storing Information (books): Alright, welcome back. I believe we covered a lot of ground. We learned some of the basic functionalities of Rome research and we also learned how bidirectional linking works, which is the best feature of rho research in my opinion. But now I want to go a little bit deeper so I know how to create a Teslas, I know how to create a bidirectional link. So I kinda learned the basics on how I can store information on my daily note, but the information I currently stored is pretty basic, right? And what I wanna do now I want to try and create a link, a designated link for all my books and also all the book Notes, I type n. And in the last video where I showed you the daily task list and how you can populate it. And also how the daily task list is interconnected with all the days in a year. Now I want to store all the books I read in a year. So again, I want to create a designated link for, for my books. So for the purpose of this demonstration, I already populated rural research with some of my book notes and also some of the books I read. Nothing fancy, don't run away. But what I want to do now I want to create an entry for the book I'm currently reading and see how I can connect the book reading with all the books I read in the past. And from this stage, when I wanna do, I want to toggle in my daily tasks and I'm going to keep them therefore later. And now I'm going to hit Enter so I can create a new bullet. Now, what I'm currently reading a book called tools of titles biking vary. So I'm gonna tie that in. Currently, reading Tools of Titans by Cambridge, Paris. And to this point what I wanna do, I want to practice what I learned in a previous lesson and start creating a bidirectional link, right? So from this stage I'm going to hit the small icon here to basically pulling all my daily task lists. And I'm going to just leave them there for later. And I'm going to create a new bullet and new entry sort of speak. And I will say today, I M reading a book called Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. Alright, okay, so I created this engine right now and what I wanna do, I wanna practice where I learned in the last video. So I'm going to, I'm going to create a new, a new bi, bi directional link for this particular node as well. So I'm going to highlight in Faris, I'm going to hit the double square bracket once again. And I now have the team fare as well. Alright, so now obviously team as the author here. But what I want to do, I just want to store the book. And to do that I'm going to highlight the word book, then hit the double square bracket once again. And I can create a new page called Book Co. Now as you can see, I, now as you can see, I have this new bi directional link, and if I click it, I'll get an overview of all the books I read, along with the dates and those. So my entries and my notes are on the books as well. So as you can see me 21st, just finished the book. Show your work by Austen Cleon. Then we have ME, when I finished the Berkeley organize my thinking straight in the age of information overload. And this is a great way for you to track the information. All the books you are currently reading or read. Read, and simply see you an overview of every single book. Now going back to the data nodes. So now what I wanna do, I wanna dig the notes I highlighted with reading Tools of Titans. And I want to insert each note in here. So for this demonstration, I'm going to take some notes. So I'm going to copy paste one code I picked from the book, copy-pasting it here. And this is quite nice. You don't succeed because you have no weaknesses. You succeed because you find your unique strengths and focused on developing habits around them. And what I can do with this note, I can actually create tag. And the tag is essentially a way for you to actually tag things all around Rome research and also will help you find things faster. So what I would do here, I would essentially create a tag and my current tag is book notes. As you can see, I already have the tagging here, so I'll put this one. Now if I'm aiming for a visual appealing Davey note, I would essentially highlight everything here. I will pick this one up and I will drag this underneath this other bullet here. So I can have like a neat version of the node. And now going back to the book notes here, what I essentially, what I can do is I can check the tag to see what other MOOC notes I had. So I click on the tag and as you can see, the new book notes page pops up. I can click here to start writing something about the page. But as you can see, I have four linked references to this tag. So the first one is July 31st, then you have July 28th and so on. So what I can do here, I can skim through all of my notes here and say that, okay, today I'm reading a book called Tools of Titans biting ferrous. And then you have what was happening in July and then what was happening in May as well. So as you can see, I was reading this book here and here are my book notes related to this particular book. If I want to go straight to the book, I will hit this button here so I can get to my book overview once again and again. These are small notes I took when reading the book and I was essentially using my phone at that time, I believe. And then I pasted those in, in Rome research for further reference. But as you can see, I'm slowly building my network of knowledge. I have my tasks, I have my peers, I have the podcasts, I'm listening to books, and I also have the book notes. I can also create things like podcasts, nodes, but this is kind of it in terms of tracking or books and also storing the book Notes as well in Rome, research. 6. Creating Content (blog post): All right, welcome back to the series. And in this video I'm going to show you how we can create a basic blogposts Using Rome research. So if you follow the last videos in the last sessions, you essentially learn how you can create the task list, how you can store your book notes, and how you can create tags to store the book Notes, and how bidirectional linking really works. So what I want to do now in order to draft a blog post, I'm going to open my daily task list. And then I'm going to add a new task here as well. So again, kind of reminder, if you want to create a new to-do, you create any bullet and you say, write a blog post. Now if you want to create the tick box, you have two options you can essentially highlighted and then hit control enter. And now you have a need to do, or you can essentially hit the forward slash key and then say to do. Alright, so I now have a need to do so. I want to write a blog post. I want to use the tag feature as well, and I want to use bidirectional linking as well so I can connect the dots and create a new blog posts based on what I currently have enrolled research. Alright, so now that I have the sum list, I created a new bullet and I will start writing the blog post. Now I'm seeing bug posed because I also like to write. But you can change the terminology and the switch log with something else like personal note where recipe or something along those lines, right? So what I wanna do, I create a new bullet, so I want to start writing that. I want to tag this as well. Now I can start writing. And the first thing I want to do, I want to create a special entry for the word blog post so I can easily search through the database and start storing all the, start storing all the blog posts I want you create. I'm gonna, what I'm gonna say, I'm gonna say it will post. So what I wanna do, I want to highlight it. And other shortcut for highlighting is control a. If you are using Windows and command a, I believe if you're using a Mac, hitting double square brackets, and I'm going to create a new page. So now that I have my page, I can essentially start writing. So what I would do, what I normally do usually is I start writing my blog post here. And then I'm inserting this underneath the blog post so I can have this toggle feature here, helping me out and keeping things clean and smooth onscreen. So going back, I am currently He's writing this blog post, right? Goal. And I'm doing this to build momentum, right? So I just wrote, I'm currently writing this blog post by can get keyboard and getting their zone. But obviously at some point you're going to need a timer, right? So let's pick a title for this one. And the title I want to pick is the things I learned from Tim Ferriss. Alright, so this is my title. What I would do, I would simply drag this underneath the title and I will then highlight. Highlight. But both the actual So if I'm just toggling this off and then on again, I will have my blog post and then I'll have the title of the blog posts, which is the things I learned from Thermus. And then I can simply type a my copy, my content. And now comes in the great thing about Rome Research, which is the bidirectional Lincoln. So I will build this blog post. I'm going to use all the resources I gathered that are sort of related to game theory's, right? So I'll say something like, something very basic, something like I first learned about Tim Ferriss by listening a few, a podcast, right? So I say I'm currently writing this blog post. I first learned about the Phaedrus by listening to a podcast. So now if I want to find out the podcasts I listen to. When I first started learning about the various, I can simply hit Tim Ferriss in my knowledge tree. So I'll hit the unfair race and I can have all the references and all the links I gathered, char team theories related, right? And then I can have this view and say, okay, I first learned about Tim Ferriss while listening to this podcast over here on May sixth, which is again, a great thing you can do if you want to track things and if you want to learn how you first found out about an idea and how your ideas are constantly changing. So it's a great tool and narrative. I'm going back to my notes. I can then highlight him service once again and hit the double square bracket. And then I will have this bog post related to Tim Ferriss, right? So the things I learned about him, Ferris and all the references I have various obviously, which is again a great thing. You can see radical view here, it's pretty neat. I can obviously go back to my bug host here, and I can start writing from strays from this three over here. But let's go back to my daily notes and let's continue building this wall posts. And so right now at this point I might be wondering what type of podcasts that was. What was the name of the podcast? The wireless LAN where you go. And just tag this one. Once again, double square bracket. I'm going to hit podcast. I'm going to click it. And I'm going to see all the references and all the podcasts. I listen to you. So obviously I can filter this out by filtering Tim Ferriss, which is my current point of contact. But I want to see all the podcasts. I listen to you and how they are interconnected. I listen to podcasts by terrorists, okay, this is the blog post. Right now I can see the first entry again, May 6. And then I can simply copy paste this and go straight into my current blog post. And then I can say control V, which is obviously paste. And then I can fill in with my note. And this is a great thing honestly because you are getting resources and you're also using those resources to build future content. And honestly, I think that this is a great thing because the blog post sort of self building, right, is building itself. You have all your notes, are your references, and again, effectively connect each individual nodal, each other and build an awesome workflows. So I'm obviously operating on a pretty basic level here because I'm trying to condense all information to one single year. But this is the main thing you can do while building your blog post. And again, I'm just Yo my daily notes. And this is what goes I'm going to space. And then I can go down once again so that I can continue writing this blog post. And I can say something like I later learned that Tim Ferriss, a friend of Jacoby, willing, and then I can tag Jacqui willing as well. Alright. I'll tagged in faris just again, just for the sake of it. And then I can obviously collapse and collapse my blog posts and the possibilities when using bidirectional linking, our sort of endless. Because if I expand this bug host once again, and if I run out of ideas, then I can link to some, some books and then some podcasts and then some people. And then if I build additional trees of knowledge, like I'm not sure, additional, additional notes. And the great thing about bidirectional linking is that the possibilities are endless. Possibilities that can create content are sort of endless 3D because you can add additional nodes on upon people and the person on a tag, on a word. And then you can use all of these references together to create about post. So let's say I'm listening to one of Tim Ferriss podcasts and some person in the podcast recommends book. Then I can inject that, that book in my books here. And then I can link the books to Tim Ferriss podcast. And then when creating a blog post about the Airbus, and then I can create some sort of listing that blogposts Using my notes that are related to that particular podcasts. Which is again, a great, a great thing to have. But this is kind of it with the book notes. I am going to see you in the next video. 7. Your Daily Notes: Alright guys, welcome back. We are continuing our Rome research journey and now I want to talk about daily notes. The reason why I started denotes as because I obviously wanted you populate rural research first. And then you notice the first thing you get once you jump into road, right, you first get a blank digital piece of paper. You get the date. And essentially that's it. You can start typing. So I believe that we should also explore the things that are underneath the surface. First you're getting a blank slate and you start typing your notes and that you are slowly exploring the functionalities. And this is what I'm planning to do now I'm linkage and I'm planning to explore each functionality. I am heating the cursor here and I'm hitting Enter so that I can create any bullet. If you explore the functionality over daily note, you can simply hit the forward slash button on the keyboard. So now I'm facing the full list of possibilities. Most of the items here are pretty basic. Like the bolding, italics highlight all the note-taking apps out there kinda have this. So if you are used to just like getting, you know, the shortcuts, you can use those same shortcuts here as well. But there are some neat features that you can use here to differentiate from other notetaking gaps. I am not going to cover each individual item on this list. But the one cool thing you can do when starting your daily note-taking, you can do for slash and then current time. So obviously this is the m, I'm recording this. And also you can do things like for slash again and then say today, right? So I'm obviously getting this today feature here and on the notes as well. Now another thing I found useful is to have a pomodoro timer straight on screen so you can hit enter. And I'm going to hit the forward slash key. And then I'm going to choose pomodoro timer. So let's see. I'm hitting Pomodoro timer. I'm hitting Enter. Once again, I'm getting this cool button like feature here and then I can press it up. And essentially the timer starts going, which is again a pretty neat feature if you ask me. So there is no need of additional browser extensions obviously, and you can have everything straight on screen, which is again a pretty neat feature. So obviously this is going to run out after 25 minutes because this is the Pomodoro technique, if you're not aware of it, is essentially working in cycles, 25 minutes and five minutes break. So obviously the timer is going to run out when 25 minutes that line hits the clock. So I am going for complete cancellation of the timer. There's another feature I want to explore, which is adding images. Obviously you want to add some images that we want to embed some videos as well. So adding images and embedding videos is essentially pretty, pretty simple, pretty basic in Rome research as well. So I'm going to hit the forward slash key once again. And then I am going to pick upload image or file, right? And then if I'm looking at my screen here, I can obviously see my My images, so the images I have on my computer. So let's pick this one out, uploading. And here is one of my image. And again, the cool thing is that I can also add notes on this particular image as well. So I'm going to hit the bullet, I'm going to enter strain to image. Obviously this one is, I'm hitting enter and I can create notes on my image. Maybe there is a particular design change. Maybe I'm working in a team and someone is using ROM research, teaching one, designs one. So I can essentially take notes on screen with these machines. Now going back to the notes once again, so I added my image, I can collapse everything once again. And then let's say if I want to add a YouTube video so I can hit enter and then I hit F4 slash key, and then I will pick Embed YouTube video right here. To this point, they will ask you for the YouTube URL. So if you have a euro, you can paste the URL here. And essentially the YouTube video will be pasted here as well. It will look the same as the image and it will also be clickable. So for the purpose of this demonstration, I'm not going to pick a particular video because either via might be taken down by someone or something else might happen. So I'm just going to enter. And as you can see in Rome, research actually tells you that you're gonna paste a link from YouTube here. Obviously it's not a valid URL, but you know the drill, we can simply click here, insert a link, and that's it. But now going back to the third bullet, I'm going to hit for fresh key on the keyboard once again. And I'm going to explore one more functionality. And the one I like and really use and really enjoy is the word count functionality. So I'm going to click it. And this is useful if you want to write something like YouTube script or a blog post or your thesis or whatever. Because someone might ask if you have a specific number of words and you can obviously use the internet and copy paste your text in your browser and check the word count. But this awesome functionality is pretty simple because you're reading your own research and you can again do for slash and you do workout. You can actually write it up if you want. You don't have to scroll through it. So you're eating workout and then I'm hitting space and then I start typing. Right? That's a G. Alright, so again, I have two words on screen and the word count works flawless. And the great thing about the notes is that you don't have to do anything as Asian, but you can simply jump in, take your notes, your tags, you'll get used to doing the tags and doing the keyboard shortcuts. And I'm going to talk in cover the keyboard shortcuts once again and the most useful one, and they're the ones you should just stop, start learning as soon as possible. But ideally, when you're going to get used to using the keyboard shortcuts and trust me, that's going to come in pretty soon. If you're going to use ROM researcher one day, you're going to learn the keyboard shortcuts, trust me. So my recommendation is you essentially jump into, into the software and simply type in all the things you want. So everything that's in your mind, you're doing a brain down. Just shove it in here for the sake of this conversation, let's read a new page because I really like, really enjoy creating new pages. So let's say I'm going to hit coat. Coats. In fact, I'm going to create a new page, right? And I'm going to figure code from the internet. Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. I am going to paste this here. And then if I'm hitting Enter once again, I can go codes. And then I can see that on July 31st, rotor code yourself, everyone else is already taken and you really need to think as the daily notes, being a node in a network and writing a particular thing and a specific day actually affects the entire network. And I know I'm getting pretty philosophical here, but research is actually sort of like resembling life. That is because everything you do your own research affects the other webs. So it's just like reverse engineering life so that you can see and check and learned how you ended up in this current position you are in. So it's a great tool for self analysis. Again, the daily notes, functionalities and note in a huge network and I'm going to talk about the network as well in future reader. So stay tuned and let's keep learning. 8. Graph Overview Introduction: Hello and welcome back guys. I really believe we are in a pretty good spot right now. We essentially learn how to create the basic note. We also learned about how we can create a bi directional link and what bi directional linking actually is, and how it works and how it affects the entire structure of Rome research. We also learned how to create a basic task list and also how you can create and take notes on books and podcasts and people you follow. So everything goes pretty smooth, I would say. And the next thing I want to cover as essentially tackling the graph overview, meaning that I want to take a look on how all my notes are sort of interconnected and how I can access them. We ease. If I if I do remember a particular day or if I wanna quickly scan through the notes. So what I'm going to do here from the daily notes view, I'm going to choose graphic overview. And in the graphic overview you can essentially see all notes, all of that is created and how everything is interconnected. Obviously, you start with the actual day of the month and then you have your tags and also your bidirectional links. So let's say I want to go and pick a day. You can also zoom in if you want to pay closer attention to what's happening on this entire web. And zooming comes in by clicking the control key on a keyboard or by clicking the command. If you are using a Mac, some clicking the control and I'm also using the mouse wheel to simply zoom in. So obviously the zooming in functionality is pretty direct, I would say. So I can simply take a quick peek on what's happening. Essentially take a quick peek through my timeline. I can also see how things are interconnected and I can also access it straight from this web. And as I said in my last video, think of your daily notes as a node in a network. This is the entire network and this is your node. So I can hit the node. And then I can simply see again a book list view of my current daily notes. Going back to the graphs overview, once again, hitting the control and the wheel, let me go on July 31st once again. And I can also see a quick overview of what happened on July 31st. I can see that I wrote a blog post. I listened to your podcast. I have my my daily task list in here. I wrote code, I obviously had my dues and I can simply access those by clicking on the node once again. So let's say I want to just take a quick peek and say, Okay, I wrote the quote on this day. Let me check the quote. I can double-click it and I will see the toe. You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. And then you can simply navigate to the web's by clicking the mouse on screen. But cool thing, if you want to see how your know that effects in current network, you can simply click on it and then boom, you'll see okay, how this whole thing is interconnected, right? So I can see that my my my stuff in here. So the stuff I adenine on July 31st actually is actually linked to a book note and actually link fuel thing which I've done in the past. And then it can go straight to you. You know, your your, your, your, your, your recent heights. You can go back once again, ref overview. And if you are not very much satisfied with the current look of it, you can actually go and click on all pages and all pages. You can see a structured view of all the things you wrote. And of course, the WordCount DAD created, the time you update it it the titles and everything else. You can also select and the things and you can also search on the pages. You have your, you have your daily notes which you can hide, you can show and hide the columns. The functionalities are pretty self-explanatory here. Now there's one more cool thing you can do with this graphic overview. So let's say you don't want to see everything at once. Because honestly this is a lot, quite a lot to process, but also interesting because this is you, I mean, you have all your thoughts in here supposedly. But if I want to see my thoughts on the particular day using the graphic view, I can simply hit this note here, double-click it, and then on the upper right part of the screen I have this icon, which obviously represents the graph I can hear as well. So I can see open a graph of the speech in the sidebar. So I can open this up. And again, I can see a graph overview of this page only, which is again, pretty neat. I can submit, I can zoom out again, then I can access another node if I want to. And this node is interconnected with other 2-nodes. And I can obviously hit back, and I'm back to my notes. So this is kind of it with a graphic view. Feel free to play around with it. I think it's pretty neat. And once again, once you learn how to use the shortcuts and how to navigate the page, there's actually going to be a lot of functionality behind the graphic view as well. 9. Keyboard Shortcuts: Alright, welcome again guys. We are now going to tackle keyboard shortcuts. I believe that keyboard shortcuts are useful like crazy and learning keyboard shortcuts and also improving your typing speed. It's actually a great productivity tip, not only for our own research, but for using a computer as a whole and using the Internet. So obviously, there's a learning curve. But if you have to combine the timespan, learning the keyboard shortcuts and compare with actually web timespan, not knowing the keyboard shortcuts and is just like doing things manually and dragging your mouse or around. And the great thing about real research is kinda teaches you how to be a programmer. Because the programmer is always using keyboard shortcuts. And the keyboard as a whole, the programmer is rarely using the mouse. Well, I am going to do now I'm going to create a list of shortcuts. And the first shortcut, obviously, when using row research, is the double bracket key. And what I'm going to do, I'm going to edit. And then I'm going to type in keyboard focus. And then I am going to create a page. So now I have a keyboard shortcuts page, and I can simply type in whatever keyboard shortcuts I want. Now there are a lot of keyboard shortcuts for your own research out there. For the sake of this conversation, I will paste everything in this document. And for the sake of this conversation, I will simply paste everyday here and then build up or highlight the ones I consider in each you learn first. So I'm basing things here and as you can see, I have a nice and neat list failed with keyboard shortcuts. One quick thing I want to mention about Rome research. The fact that he has in autofill capability. That is actually great. I mean, I actually copy pasted my shortcuts here. And as you can see well, research auto-fill and essentially organized them by linking, by bolding, by nesting them, I can collapse, which is, again, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty neat feature. So right now go to the shortcuts and I wish all the ones I think are the best. And the ones that are actually sort of interconnected with the shortcuts you already know. So I believe you already know some shortcuts if you're using a computer, lie again, control C, control V, copy paste, you know, linking control k and insert a link. So this is what I'm gonna do. I'm going to pick the top shortcuts for you in 1 second. And now that I carefully picked my, my top shortcuts here, and this obviously as based on my taste in all modern workflow, again, of course, select and pick your own shortcuts. But what I would do, I would expand this list and let's go through the list together. One quick thing you can do to start off your shortcut journey is to hit control or Command a on the keyboard so that you can select your piece of text. So instead of just like dragging the mouse slowly, I can simply hit, again control a or command a. I'm selecting it. And then I can another short guy that which has controlled H, and this comes in and highlights my content. So if I'm expanding my top shortcuts are highlighted. And here's where I essentially backed from the huge list, as you can see below in my list might seem frightening as well. But most of the shortcuts here guys, you already know them by you, you already know Control Z, ureter enters and the Shift-Enter send the commands and all that. But the one that really stands out is again, the four slash t and the double bracket. And this is why I put them above anything else. It all starts with these two shortcuts with these few keyboard strokes. Actually, the double bracket key is obviously one of the most important shortcuts as a whole because it allows you to do by directional Lincoln. And then again, if you can scroll through the list, you have of course, the most basic ones like control C, control V, copy paste Control Z to undo your work, Control Shift Z to read your work 100. Crucial that you can use this control u, which is the one I'm going to press right now. And the control u is essentially going to show you the find or create a page search bar so you can type in whatever you want here. So instead of dragging your mouse over here and typing, see if we've hit control you and that you are searching for stuff, right in Rome research. And I'm going to make sure to list all these keyboard shortcuts in the project of this course. So feel free to check that out. But other than that, feel free to explore the shortcuts and really make them your row, because it's essential. It will give you a productivity boost. You will save some time, and you will also be faster with the keyboard, which is a pretty awesome thing. Now keep learning the shortcuts and I will see you in the next one. 10. Closing Thoughts: Hello again guys. Thank you for watching and following this worse, this is now almost suits and I just wanted to say some closing thoughts. Again. Thank you for watching. And I really hope that room research is going to be helpful in your productivity workflow, your life. One thing I wanted to mention is that as of today's date, July 31st, 2020, row research is actually a paid platform. So please consider doing your research first in terms of pricing and comparative functionalities and decide if you want to invest in it or, or not. But I really believe that room Research is a great tool, is obviously, you can track your thoughts. You have an interconnected web. You have everything here. And it's essentially sort of like your brain on paper. And I really like looking at my brain because I want to understand where my thoughts are coming from. And I really enjoy working at my thought processes because learning and understanding about them helped me in my day-to-day life. And you might feature as well. So I'm using row researchers tool for thinking and also a tool for future acting, right? Thank you for watching and have a great rest of the day.