A few folks online suggested that I review this app. It's open-source, has Markdown and inline image support, linking of notes, tons of sync options, as well as desktop, mobile, and Web apps. I couldn't figure out how to export from the Android app besides sharing the markdown version of a note. Definitely one to check out and watch.




  • Asks for location right out of the gate


  • No toolbar
  • No undo and redo
  • No WYSIWYG editing
  • Only 2 fonts (Default, Monospace) and 1 font size
  • Doesn't automatically save settings when exiting Configuration screen, you have to use save button which is an odd looking button
  • No inline checkboxes
  • Does not attach image when sharing a note to email
  • No sharing as plain text (without Markdown)
  • No sharing as PDF or HTML (Web and Desktop app has this)
  • No card view of notes list with image, just list of note titles


  • Text formatting: bold, italics, strikethrough
  • 3 Heading levels
  • Dark mode
  • Share as Markdown
  • Highlight text
  • Attach text
  • Easy opt-in to beta program with one-click in Configuration screen
  • Import from Standard Notes
  • Export to Joplin Export (JEX) file which is a tar file of Markdown and attachments
  • To dos (separate from notes)
  • Cost is not bad $1.99 per month (or 17.88€ per year) for Basic plan


  • Github-flavoured Markdown
  • Inline images
  • Attach PDF, creates a hyperlink to PDF file (not sure if it makes a copy)
  • Tags on notes (not in them)
  • Filter notes by tags
  • View note on Open Street Map
  • Joplin Web Clipper for Chrome and Firefox to capture Web pages
  • Plugin support
  • 8 Themes including Solarized Light (and Dark) which I liked
  • Subscript and Superscript
  • Geo-location on notes (can be disabled)
  • Import from Evernote
  • Publish note (paid)
  • Synchronize to Joplin Cloud (paid)


  • Open-Source!
  • End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) when using Joplin Cloud
  • Documentation, guides readily available and extremely well written
  • Sync to Joplin Server, Joplin Cloud, File system, WebDAV, Nextcloud, S3, DropBox, OneDrive
  • Note history up to 730 days (configurable, default is 90 days)