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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

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A FOSS Note Taking App... with Synchronization Capabilities (Joplin)

Joplin is a FOSS note taking app. I use the terminal functionalities almost exclusively, but there is a great GUI.

It's cross-platform and can sync πŸ‘€

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Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. Forum: https://discourse.joplinapp.org/

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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 the applications directly or from your own text editor. The notes are in Markdown format.

Notes exported from Evernote via .enex files can be imported into Joplin, including the formatted content (which is converted to Markdown), resources (images, attachments, etc.) and complete metadata (geolocation, updated time, created time, etc.). Plain Markdown files can also be imported.

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.

The application is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android…

If you've got a note-taking app preference, share it below so that others can get more organized too!

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Ben Halpern

Wow, this really seems to have everything you'd want.

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Yeah. A lot of open source solutions in this space are lacking, but joplin seems to have it figured out.

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Mario DeLaPaz

Definitely checking this out!

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JSn1nj4β€β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

May have to check this out now. Thanks!

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

No problem!

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Manda Putra

I got Orglzy. pretty neat

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Thanks for sharing. Seems like a good solution for Android!