Joplin – note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities

Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organized into notebooks.

The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor. The notes are in Markdown format.

Joplin was designed as a replacement for Evernote and so can import complete Evernote notebooks, as well as notes, tags, resources (attached files) and note metadata (such as author, geo-location, etc.) via ENEX files.

One of the goals of Joplin was to avoid being tied to any particular company or service, whether it is Evernote, Google or Microsoft.

Features include:

  • Desktop, mobile and terminal applications.
  • Web Clipper for Firefox and Chrome.
  • End To End Encryption (E2EE)
  • Note history (revisions)
  • Synchronisation with various services, including Nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive.
  • Import Enex files (Evernote export format) and Markdown files.
  • Export JEX files (Joplin Export format) and raw files.
  • Support notes, to-dos, tags and notebooks.
  • Goto Anything feature.
  • Sort notes by multiple criteria – title, updated time, etc.
  • Support for alarms (notifications) in mobile and desktop applications.
  • Offline first, so the entire data is always available on the device even without an internet connection.
  • Markdown notes, which are rendered with images and formatting in the desktop and mobile applications. Support for extra features such as math notation and checkboxes.
  • File attachment support – images are displayed, and other files are linked and can be opened in the relevant application.
  • Search functionality. Joplin implements the SQLite Full Text Search (FTS4) extension. It means the content of all the notes is indexed in real time and search queries return results very fast.
  • Geo-location support.
  • Supports end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on all the applications. E2EE is a system where only the owner of the notes, notebooks, tags or resources can read them. It prevents potential eavesdroppers – including telecom providers, internet providers, and even the developers of Joplin from being able to access the data.
  • Supports multiple languages.
  • External editor support – open notes in your favorite external editor with one click in Joplin.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows.

Website: joplinapp.org
Support: FAQ, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Laurent Cozic and many contributors
License: MIT License

Joplin

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