Is Tana the best Personal Knowledge Management and note-taking tool I’ve ever tried?

Stéphane Sulikowski
PKM Playbook
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4 min readJan 20


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I am a daily Obsidian user. I store a maximum of information in it: meeting notes, thoughts, definitions, ideas, and a lot more.

I wrote an article on why I choose Obsidian as my PKM and I described the main reasons that led me to this choice. But today I have to admit that I’m confused regarding my PKM tool: I had the chance to try a new solution that make me think about switching!

I get a few days ago early access to this trendy new PKM tool: Tana.

Tana is a new, innovative online note-taking app that offers users a variety of features to help them stay organized and productive. The app’s sleek, user-friendly design and wide range of tools make it a great choice.

Here are my first thoughts.


First things first, let’s talk about note-taking. There are a few different ways to take notes, and it depends on what works best for you. I am an “outliner”, I take notes using bullet points and indentation to organize things. Even in Obsidian, I use the Outliner plugin to meet my expectations.

In Tana, everything is a node, and nodes are organized like an outliner. Hierarchy is created and organized by indenting the lines.

Everything starts from the day view. Each day you start with a fresh blank page and this can be considered as the main node. In fact, days are grouped in weeks, weeks in months, and months in years, but visually you start from the current day view.

My first impression was close to using Roam Research.

Super Tags

Tana’s “super tags” function is a powerful tool that allows users to organize and categorize their notes more efficiently. The super tags function allows…



Stéphane Sulikowski
PKM Playbook

Digital Product/Project Manager, I write about productivity, knowledge management, code and no code | | mastodon:

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