Evernote's powerful alternative: Joplin, an open source encrypted notebook

Due to the demand of universality, notes application is a topic for a long time, but due to the differences of demand, to create numerous similar services and software, if there is such a subdivision demand: open source, cross platform (full), free (free) and free cloud storage synchronization, data export and end-to-end encryption, notes nested, multi-level structure, support attachments/pictures, web pages cut hide, Markdown, to-do, software and services is not much to choose from.

Some requirements:

  • Notes are generally personal data, and open source is a guarantee of security, functionality, and freedom
  • Cross-platform, especially all-platform, means that there is no need to look for alternatives in the future
  • Free, everyone loves it
  • Free cloud synchronization is essential
  • Free data export is the ultimate guarantee against disaster
  • Note encryption and transmission process end-to-end encryption to have security
  • Embedding attachments and multimedia files adds usage scenarios
  • Markdown and extending its extension syntax support should be the base functionality
  • Other add-on features

Joplin, the open source note-taking software described in this article, meets these requirements and offers a variety of extensions, as well as some unique professional features.

Joplin is a free, open source note-taking and to-do list application for Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Its main features include end-to-end encryption, Markdown support, and synchronization via third-party services such as NextCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, or WebDAV.

Joplin's features:

  • Desktop, mobile, command line platform client
  • Support for web clipping (Firefox. Chrome)
  • End-to-end encryption (E2EE)
  • Support and onedrive.nextcloud.dropbox.webdav and other network disk synchronization
  • Import Enex files (Evernote export file format) and Markdown files
  • Export is supported in JEX (Joplin export format), MD, RAW, PDF, JASON, etc
  • Support for to-do mode
  • Offline first, data is locally readable
  • Markdown supports extended syntax such as math notation checkboxes and plain text markup language Fountain
  • Support to insert attachments, pictures
  • Support for geographic location
  • Support for external editor, a key to open the external editor to edit content

Platforms supported by Joplin:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • The Android
  • The iOS
  • To jump
  • Chrome
  • Termux
  • Firefox

As open source software, Joplin avoids being tied to specific companies or services. So it offers a variety of network disk synchronization features, such as NextCloud, Dropbox, oneDrive, and WebDav, and it's easy to migrate data, and it's easy to switch from one service to another if you change your mind.

More features, it's up to you to dig!!!

Enjoy it.

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