Getting Started

Curious about whether Athens is right for you or how to get started? Learn how to download Athens for your desktop, explore the basics, and get help from the Athens community.

What is Athens?

Athens is an open-source knowledge graph for research and notetaking. It was built as an outliner on a graph database.

Demo Athens

Not sure Athens is right for you? Demo Athens in your browser.

Click to watch video demoing the value of Athens:


The Basics

If you're new to Athens, read our basics guide. In just a few minutes, you will learn how to use the outliner to take notes and organize your knowledge, and create bidirectional links. From there, navigate your growing knowledge graph and manipulate or format blocks of content.

Guide Book

The rest of our guide book contains information about using Athens, such as key features and a PDF version of an Athens cheatsheet.

Get help

Have a question about how Athens works? Our community is active on Discord and GitHub.

Get Involved

Contribute code

Become a moderator on Discord

File bugs

Test new features

Request new features

Help troubleshoot

Help translate

Help document

Create templates and how-tos