An open source note-taking application that was originally designed to replace Evernote. It provides syncing, offline access, Markdown support and a myriad of other things.
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Supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
Pro Offline access
Pro Open source
Peace of mind that there is no malicious piece of software in the app.
Pro Supports markdown
Pro Supports tags for notes
Pro Web Clipper
Browser extension saves full pages, clean content, or screen selections to new notes.
Pro Nextcloud support
Pro Supports multiple languages
English, French, and Spanish, Italian, German, Czech and many others.
Pro Supports file attachments
Pro Dropbox support
Can sync using Dropbox.
Pro Optional CLI interface
Provides a CLI interface for terminal lovers.
Pro Active user forum with support from app creators
Support, troubleshooting, and new feature requests are easy to make at the user forum and you can contact the app creator directly.
Pro Timed alarm reminder for to-do lists
Con Sync issue under Linux
The Linux client has a bug that requires the user to click the mouse frequently in order for sync to proceed. This bug has been open for a while.
Con Gargantuan memory footprint
1GB+ of memory for taking notes.
This project is suffering from feature creep and uses a lot of memory for a note-taking app.
Con App Image launches very slowly
On Linux, you can only install via App Image, which take 5+ seconds to launch. I can launch LibreOffice in under two seconds.
Con Old school interface
Con Sync issues on Windows
No way to change account settings and sync easily corrupted.
Con Weak tag searching
Joplin can currently only search for a single tag at a time. None of the boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are available for use in searches. This greatly diminishes the usefulness of tags in Joplin.