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.
- New: Support for note history (#1415) (#712)
- Improved: Save size of a resource to the database; and added mechanism to run non-database migrations
- Improved: Display better error message when trying to sync with a new sync target from an old version of Joplin
- Fixed: Allow resources greater than 10 MB but they won't be synced on mobile (#371)
- Fixed: Some images were not being displayed
- Fixed: Prevents notes with no title to break after synchronize (#1472)
- Fixed: Remove message "Processing a path that has already been done" as this is not an error (#1353)
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Incredibly confusing interface
This app is very difficult to use as it doesn’t follow normal iOS ways of doing things.
I tried to set up WebDav sync, and it took several tries because I didn’t notice that the little icon next to the settings title needed to be hit to save my changes. Really? iOS standards are to automatically save stuff like that do users don’t have to deal with it.
I created a single notebook with a single note. No idea where they are because they don’t appear in the app. Maybe there was some little save icon I missed seeing. They did get saved to my WebDav server, so it somehow managed to save the data but I can’t access it in the app.
Oh, and the file names on the WebDav server are hash values rather than anything like the title of the note or notebook, so when looking at the WebDav file system, it’s impossible to locate your note without searching the text. It would be so much better if the file name at least had some relationship to the note title
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.