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Name:  Joplin

Homepage: https://joplin.cozic.net/

Why should this be included in the repository?: Joplin Is An Open-Source Note Taking and Encrypted Syncing Application (Requiring Nextcloud, Or Another Hosting Service to Sync) With Mobile Support For Both Andriod and ios Devices Through An App. I think that it is a great alternative to Evernote and other note taking applications, QownNotes Although in the Reposistory does not have Mobile support. 
 
Is it Open Source: yes

How many users do you anticipate will use this software?: I think quite a lot of people would be interested in using Joplin also as Owncloud and Nextcloud Become More heavily Utilized and People Become More Conscience of The Security Of Their Information They Will Look To Options Such as Joplin, Encryption and Decryption is Done On The Device Being Used So All Server Side Notes Are Encrypted, When That Option Is Enabled Of Course.

Link to source tarball/zip file: https://github.com/laurent22/joplin/archive/v1.0.96.tar.gz

Thank you For All The Great Work You All Are Doing, I Realize That There Are Many Other Things That Also Require Your Time So At Your Earliest Convenience :)

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worldwar345 updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 5 2018, 8:47 AM

Going to need value-add for this over the already accepted boostnote thanks.

pierrebonbon added a comment.EditedJun 5 2018, 11:04 AM

I didn't even knew Joplin existed until I bumped into this task. I have been shopping around for a markdown editor (or general-purpose editor with markdown capabilities) that I can use in Solus (currently using QOwnNotes) and would honestly love to read what is the edge of Joplin (from an user's perspective). I see that it's an Electron app, which makes it less seductive in my view but maybe it has functionalities that other don't.

worldwar345 added a comment.EditedJun 9 2018, 12:24 AM

@DataDrake Boostnote does look like a good application, but it appears that you can only sync with Dropbox, Also When it comes to adding something to the Repo would it be possible to just add both of them, not to mention they appear to be different apps for different uses, Joplin is more of an Evernote Alternative for tasks and notes, both markdown and otherwise. If we are going to compare however Joplin appears to add value in that you can sync with more than just Dropbox, Joplin has support for File System Sync, One Drive, One Drive Dev, Nextcloud, Owncloud, WebDAV and of course Dropbox. It also has the ability to geo-tag notes and add Photos to your notes, which Boostnote might do as well, not sure. Another added benefit is that it can all be done encrypted, the device itself does all the encrypting and decryption, Notes, passwords, anything never leaves your device without being encrypted, even when being stored on your Server in Nextcloud/owncloud Case it's encrypted, but same goes for Any other hosting service where you are storing using to sync all your data.

@pierrebonbon Yes, QOwnNotes appears to be closer to Boostnote then It would be to Joplin. and QOwnNotes does have support through and API to Connect to Nextcloud and possibly other services, but that is in plain text. Joplin you are correct does utilize Electron, but that is also I think why you have both an app for ios and android, because of, from my understanding, how easily it adapts to different platforms.

Starting to love the app. Really good FOSS alternative to evernote. U can use it as an appimage at the moment.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jun 10 2018, 3:44 PM
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If we are going to compare however Joplin appears to add value in that you can sync with more than just Dropbox, Joplin has support for File System Sync, One Drive, One Drive Dev, Nextcloud, Owncloud, WebDAV and of course Dropbox.

Except network drives for multiple providers are already supported via GNOME Online Accounts, ownCloud via its own client, and Nextcloud via its own client. There really isn't any value add with a specific application have sync support for these vendors, when the underlying account system has it. You could even use QOwnNotes and just sync its notes folder, since it's a fairly flat file hierarchy. You're not required to sync it with an ownCloud or Nextcloud instance.

It also has the ability to geo-tag notes and add Photos to your notes

You can already add photos in QOwnNotes.

Another added benefit is that it can all be done encrypted, the device itself does all the encrypting and decryption

Same with QOwnNotes, this isn't special.

but that is in plain text

Which isn't an issue.


I'm rejecting this for inclusion in the repo, I don't find any value-add in including this over current software in the repo.

Except network drives for multiple providers are already supported via GNOME Online Accounts

Which is not usable from Dolphin (Plasma), Caja (MATE) or anything that is not Nautilus at the moment.

There really isn't any value add with a specific application have sync support for these vendors, when the underlying account system has it.

Having all my accounts synced in the same application instead of having to set up all of them in different places sounds good to me.

Emperor added a subscriber: Emperor.Apr 6 2019, 2:54 PM

Joplin is more down-to Earth experience-I think it's the only REAL alternative to Evernote-with the advantages of you being the owner of your notes and the ability to choose with what to sync if you want.
In terms of abilities both seems to be close on paper, but in real life Joplin is very easy and standard organizing tool, while boostnote seems like heavy duty program for developers...
Given that Solus is promoted as ,,Designed for Everyone'' and also ,,designed for home computing'' it makes much more sense for it to be in the software center than boostnote.
Joplin can be easily acquired with some commands, but for everyday user that seems like out of reach.

My computers run Solus, my phone is on Android, and I think I've tried almost every possible cross-platform note-taking program that is out there. They are all either too bulky (Joplin, Turtl, etc.), or have too many features, or have specific really bad bugs (Simplenote's problems with tags), or don't synchronize.

What I came to for now is:

DataDrake changed the task status from Wontfix to Locked.Apr 6 2019, 4:19 PM

Again with necroing tasks. Please folks: the forums are a better place to be discussing what apps to use.

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