Joplin is a free, 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 either from a text editor (the snap includes neovim and nano only). The notes are in Markdown format. The notes can be synchronised with various cloud services including Nextcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV or the file system (for example with a network directory). When synchronising the notes, notebooks, tags and other metadata are saved to plain text files which can be easily inspected, backed up and moved around.

This is the terminal application. The default editor can be switched using:

joplin config editor /snap/joplin/current/usr/bin/nvim # default
joplin config editor /snap/joplin/current/bin/nano # easier alternative

This snap can be also used as a Web Clipper server that can be used to integrate the notes with other applications or in a remote host using joplin-web.

The server is not running by default, but can be enabled by using:

snap set joplin server.enabled=true

It will run as root, so you may need to enable the synchronization. Otherwise you can run the service as user by adding an systemd user unit that runs joplin server start (and uses joplin server stop as stop action)


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