When comparing Nimbus Notes vs Joplin, the Slant community recommends Joplin for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note-taking app?” Joplin is ranked 2nd while Nimbus Notes is ranked 65th.
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Pro Easy categorization
An Evernote alternative where categorization is quite easy, as Nimbus Notes uses both a hierarchical folder structure and hashtags (#).
Pro Very easy migration tool for transferring from Evernote
There's a tool for Windows which lets users transfer their notes from Evernote to Nimbus. Here's a guide on how to do it.
Pro Free for private use
Does not restrict you to only two devices like Evernote does for its free version.
Pro Similar to Evernote but without the bugs
Pro Very good help desk
Excellent help desk advice and interaction when trying to find a solution to the data issue mentioned previously.
Pro Excellent Android, iOS and Windows apps
Pro Offline access
Pro Open source
Peace of mind that there is no malicious piece of software in the app.
Supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
Pro Supports file attachments
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 Optional CLI interface
Provides a CLI interface for terminal lovers.
Pro Supports multiple languages
English, French, and Spanish, Italian, German, Czech and many others.
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 Dropbox support
Can sync using Dropbox.
Pro Nextcloud support
Pro Timed alarm reminder for to-do lists
Con No Linux version
Con Limited styling functions
There are limited ways to style/edit your notes (no font colors or sizes for example).
Con The interface is not as elegant as Evernote
The UI has a fairly outdated appearance, which isn't as smooth or intuitive to use as Evernote.
Con Sync issues with Android
If update on Linux then sync on Android, sometimes the Android sync will duplicate or remove some journal notes. Seems to be a bug in the Android app. The Linux app alone without sync with Android seems to work well using Dropbox. But don't expect changes you make on Android to sync properly back to Linux.
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.
Con Old school interface
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 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.