"Mess vs Structure"

Messy is not always a bad thing when it comes to note-taking.

Having a rigid structure like in Evernote, OneNote and Notion makes it hard for us to connect ideas in different notes.

On the other hand, tools like Roam Research, Remnote, Obsidian let us decide the level of structure we'd like to have in our note-taking system which makes it easy to find connections between ideas.

And this -- connecting different ideas -- is what leads to new ideas and innovations.