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Vscode setup with Foam and Logseq for Digital Note Taking

Setting up Visual Studio Code (VSCode) with Foam and Logseq for digital note-taking involves a few steps to integrate these tools into a powerful personal knowledge management system. Here's a guide to get you started:

  1. Install Visual Studio Code: If you haven't already, download and install VSCode from the official website.

  2. Install Foam:

    • Foam is a personal knowledge management system inspired by Roam Research, built on VSCode and GitHub¹.
    • Use the foam-template to generate a new Foam workspace. You can find this template on the Foam GitHub page².
    • Clone the repository locally and open it in VSCode.
  3. Configure Foam Settings:

    • After setting up the repository, open .vscode/settings.json and edit, add, or remove any settings you’d like for your Foam workspace¹.
    • Foam provides features like graph visualization, backlinking, and wikilinks to help you organize your thoughts and notes.
  4. Install Logseq Compatibility Extension (Loam):

    • Loam is a fork of Foam that enables better compatibility with Logseq, allowing you to open your Logseq folder in VSCode and get a comparable note-taking experience³.
    • Install Loam from the VSCode Marketplace to integrate Logseq into your workflow.
  5. Use Logseq:

    • Logseq is a privacy-first, open-source knowledge base that works on top of your local files.
    • You can use Logseq alongside Foam to manage your notes, tasks, and knowledge graph.
  6. Customize Your Workflow:

    • Both Foam and Logseq are highly customizable, so take the time to adjust the settings and extensions to fit your personal workflow.
    • Explore additional VSCode extensions that can complement your note-taking, such as Markdown All in One, Markdown Preview Enhanced, and others.

By following these steps, you'll have a robust setup for digital note-taking in VSCode, leveraging the strengths of both Foam and Logseq to manage your knowledge effectively. Happy note-taking! 📚✨

(1) A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode - Foam.
(2) A personal knowledge management and sharing system for VSCode.
(3) Loam - Visual Studio Marketplace.

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