Threads of Thought
As you follow and create links, the path behind you is retained and represented with horizontally sliding panels in the Thread View. These panels let you easily slide up and down the path of your thought process.
Explore freely without losing your place.
Maps of Cognition
Get a bird's eye view of your thought process with the Map View. Nodes and connections are automatically created as you write and navigate.
Gain perspective after diving into a warren of your own thoughts. Remind yourself of what you were doing yesterday. Find new connections and dive back in.
Never get lost.
Beautiful, Accessible Markdown
Tangent fully styles your markdown as you type. Markup notation melts away as you leave it behind and reappears as soon as you need it.
Supports headers, bold, italics, highlights, web links, embedded images, lists, and code blocks with syntax highlighting.
Easy Wiki Links
Tangent uses wiki-style [[Double Bracket Links]] to connect notes together by filename. Autocomplete makes this easy.
Notes know what they link to and what links to them. If you're coming from Obsidian, the links between your notes already work!
Minimalist Focus Mode
Dial in your focus to one note, one paragraph, one sentence. Tangent clears everything else out of the way while keeping your place.
Robust Keyboard Control
A shortcut for nearly every action, and a command palette for all of the rest.
Create and move between notes. Add and follow connections. Reorganize your files. All without taking your fingers from your keyboard.
Customize essential fonts, colors, and spacing without needing to write custom CSS.
Configure Creation Rules to automate the process of creating new notes with templated names and automatic folder locations.
Make your workspace your own. Make it comfortable.
Plain Text Under Your Control
Tangent reads and writes markdown files directly on your computer. There is no server to connect to. Your notes are always ready for you, no matter what the internet is doing.
Your notes are not locked away in a proprietary format. They remain open to any program that can read plain text.
Sync and version your notes with whatever system you prefer. Git, Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, it all just works.