When comparing Unclutter vs Joplin, the Slant community recommends Joplin for most people. In the question“What is the best note taking app for Mac?” Joplin is ranked 8th while Unclutter is ranked 17th.
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Pro Keep desktop clean(er)
Instead of keeping commonly used files on the desktop, you can tuck them away to the top of the screen. This can unclutter your screen, or create more room for more icons if you like quick access to everything.
Pro Convenient and fast access to files and notes
Unclutter lives in the navbar at the top of your screen, and is always accessible. Any files and notes stored in Unclutter can be quickly accessed from anywhere, with just a mouse movement and scrolling down.
Pro Supports markdown
Pro Offline access
Supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
Pro Web Clipper
Browser extension saves full pages, clean content, or screen selections to new notes.
Pro Open source
Peace of mind that there is no malicious piece of software in the app.
Pro Supports tags for notes
Pro Supports file attachments
Pro Nextcloud support
Pro Dropbox support
Can sync using Dropbox.
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 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 Timed alarm reminder for to-do lists
Con Can't keep visor open when typing in other applications
The unclutter visor will not stay open when working/typing in other apps. Sometimes it is desirable to use the visor to re-type things, it's not possible outside of copying and pasting, or opening and re-closing the visor.
Con $10 seems a bit much for what it does
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 Sync issues on Windows
No way to change account settings and sync easily corrupted.