My experiment with Obsidian has been more successful than expected. I've never enjoyed using Obsidian, but the 1.0 release has improved things nicely. It's probably the right answer, to be honest. The problem is that I still don't love it. And what's worse is that it's not Emacs. I love Org-mode too much to give up using Emacs. Even for something as good as Obsidian. I don't know what I'm going to do yet. Obsidian is compelling.
But what about Tana? I think Tana is great and could be the next Big Thing in the Tools for Thought space. The trouble is, I don't need to be involved in the TfT space. I'm just some guy who writes things down. I could use almost any app for doing that. Signing on for $10/month forever doesn't feel necessary right now. I'll keep playing with the beta, because it's fun, but I can't commit right now. If I get a job, this could change.