One of the great requests of many users to the Gnu / Linux desktop is to have an alternative to Evernote to manage their notes and synchronize them with their smartphone and other computers. Until not long ago they did not exist too many options and many of them were very confusing or confusing but it is true that a very interesting and very powerful option has emerged called Joplin and possibly a great replacement for Evernote.
Joplin is an open source program that has a client for Gnu / Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. Which makes it have quite a few positive points for many users. The Joplin database is not stored on the client itself, but rather in a file that is uploaded to a cloud storage service. In my case I have chosen dropbox, but we can use Nextcloud, One Drive, the hard drive itself or web dav. This file is encrypted, so our notes are also encrypted.
Regarding the client himself, Joplin is divided into two screens although we can customize it. On one side are the notebooks with their notes and to our right we will find the same note. In each note we will find an edit menu to publish the note but we have to say that supports markdown, that is, we can create notes in markdown. We can also attach files and images in any format.
Joplin fully supports Evernote Notes, making it easy to we can export and import to Joplin without having any problem or data loss.
Joplin is completely free and has a very active development, in the last two weeks I have received at least four updates. The only problem I have currently encountered is that Joplin installs in appimage format and that makes some programs like Plank not very compatible with Joplin but it can be solved perfectly.
Joplin can be gotten through the Github repository website but we can also find it in the Play Store and in the App Store.
I have personally tried both Evernote and Joplin as well as other note options and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this note client, as it synchronizes quickly, it is an opensource solution and thanks to the smartphone camera we can have a great productivity tool. Jotplin is a free tool, so Why not try this program?
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