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.
- Improved: Optimised resource download queue by exiting early if resources are already downloaded
- Fixed: Fixed bug that was preventing images from displaying
- Fixed: Fixed bug where photo was not displayed just after having taken it
Ratings and Reviews
This app is fantastic.
I'm using it with Nextcloud on my iPhone and Macbook...it's awesome. I've run into a couple bugs and the GUI could be a little nicer but Joplin honestly has all the features that I was looking for. If you take privacy seriously and want a full-featured, cross-platform notes app this is for you.
Feature Request: The web clipper extension is one of my favorite features on desktop and I would love to see it implemented on IOS. If I could save web pages to Joplin on my phone I wouldn't need Pocket anymore.
Pretty buggy interface
I love the syncing features, but the interface for entering text is so buggy, the app is pretty much unusable, except for reading notes entered elsewhere. Sometimes when I type, everything randomly comes out all-caps. Auto-correct does not work at all, and predictive text sees each letter as a separate word. Using dictation works - but only one word at a time. : /
This is the only app I’ve ever encountered on the iPhone that has such a remarkably troubled interface for simply entering text. Right now the only way to use it is to enter text in Apple Notes (or any other app, really), copy it, and paste it into Joplin.
I hope this improves, but for now, I’ll need to use another app.
Amazing for all my operating systems
Fantastic way to keep markdown supported notes in the iPhone and also OS X / Linux (and all the other Joplin supported OSes). I am using Dropbox for my cloud sync and so far it has been flawless.
The iOS view is great in my option.
Desktop app and its integration with the mobile app is a huge upgrade to any other system I have tried (Omnifocus, things 3, notes +, Trello, RTM, etc, etc). The simplicity of text files and markdown formatting cannot be beat, especially with a mobile editor and a cloud sync system like this.
Tags, attachments, geolocation, notebooks, E2EE and all the other features really make this into a killer app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.