Joplin is An Amazing Open-source Note-Taking app and Evernote Alternative

Joplin is a free open-source note-taking app that can replace the popular commercial Evernote app, as it is totally free, works on all popular platforms including mobile, and offers different options to sync and backup your data.

Joplin comes with a professional user-friendly interface that plays well with almost all operating systems, it supports Markdown as the primary syntax, comes with a split interface for editing as well as real-time previewer, and more.

In this quick post, we will go through all of its prominent features, as we encourage you to give it a try.


  • All notes are in Markdown text format
  • Comes with a rich WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor
  • Organize notes in notebooks, folders, or tags
  • Supports image attachments
  • Supports tables, list
  • Comes with a full-text search for all knows
  • Allows sharing from notes
  • Write your own to-do lists
  • Comes with a built-in support for metadata
  • Geolocation support
  • Supports audio and video attachments
  • Works on Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Offers a Web Clipper that saves and records websites, screenshots into your notes directly from the browser (Mozilla Firefox, & Google Chrome)
  • Users can use Android and iOS apps (ports).
  • Sync with end-to-end encryption to Nextcloud, ownCloud, OneDrive, Dropbox and Joplin Cloud.
  • Comes with a built-in spell checker that supports several languages (English by default)
  • Convert any note into a checklist
  • Built-in calendar
  • Automatic configurable sync options
  • Built-in notification
  • Import and export notes from Evernote
  • Rich ecosystem with dozens of useful plugins
  • Install plugins from within the system
  • Advanced Markdown options
  • Math expression with KaTeX

Joplin Syncs to

  1. Nextcloud
  2. ownCloud
  3. OneDrive
  4. Dropbox
  5. Amazon S3
  6. Joplin Cloud

Supported systems

  1. Windows
  2. Linux
  3. macOS
  4. iOS  (iPhone and iPad)
  5. Android
  6. Browser extensions for Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox

Joplin Web Clipper

The Web Clipper is a browser extension that allows you to save web pages and screenshots from your browser.


All code in this repository is licensed under the MIT License unless a
directory contains a LICENSE or file, in which case that file
applies to the code in that sub-directory.


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Hazem Abbas

Written by Hazem Abbas

Medical Doctor by trade, but also a software developer. Linux Avid user. I write primary; open-source medical apps, dev tools and libraries I use, and off-topic like horse riding.
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