Joplin is an open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified. Images and other files can be attached to notes. The iOS application supports markdown rendering.
The notes can be synchronised with your other devices via Nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV or OneDrive. Joplin is also available for Windows, macOS and Linux and all can synchronise with each others so your notes can be available on your mobile phone, computer, tablet, etc. Please see the official website for the list of available applications: https://joplinapp.org
The desktop applications can be used to import notes from Evernote via .enex files, including the formatted content (which is converted to markdown), resources (images, attachments, etc.) and complete metadata (geolocation, updated time, created time, etc.). These imported notes can then be synchronised with the iOS app.
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is supported and will encrypt the complete data, including notes, notebooks and attachments.
- Fixed OneDrive infinite sync bug
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Make iOS user interface as functional as Windows
This app together with Dropbox has some serious potential to kick Evernote and Standard Notes to the curb, if you want an app with native markdown support, cross-platform support, and end-to-end encryption, give Joplin a try.
If the iOS user interface was on par with the Windows interface, and you could share files to and from Joplin in iOS, it would eclipse other markup-based note taking applications.
If this iOS experience were on par with Windows, I would give it 5 stars.
The best note taking app
This app allows you to easily take notes on almost any computer or mobile device while also having features that many paid apps don’t have such as: end to end encryption, tagging AND folder structure, and offline sync that works on iOS + Linux. Plus it is open source software that focuses on privacy, security, and functional design. It may not be as aesthetic as some other apps, but you will get work done in Joplin instead of staring at white space or trying to figure out how to use it.
Excellent on desktop, barely passable on mobile
Joplin is amazing on Desktop, but the mobile version is behind. It has improved a bit over the last couple of years, but I wish it were more of a mobile-first project.
Syncing works very well with NextCloud. It would be nice if there font options for the rendered view. Dark mode doesn't look right on iPhone 11 Max. There are random white squares at the top and bottom. Overall just feels a bit wonky still and not polished.
The beta editor is bizarre. The rendered view goes away and is replaced with a tiny preview window and difficult to use shortcut buttons. I wish there was simply edit/view/WYSIWYG views you could switch between and just add the shortcut buttons to the markdown editor view.
Joplin could take some UI/UX cues from the Notebooks app. This might come down to Joplin being react native vs an actual iOS app. Notebooks is superior in experience, but Joplin is superior in privacy/security, sync, and web clipping/API features. I'm stuck between the two!
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The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.