I’ve been using Joplin for a few months now, and have really been pretty happy with it! I decided to take the next step this past weekend and start importing some of the notebooks from my Evernote to Joplin, mostly for archival/search purposes.
I did this with the desktop Joplin client, and didn’t really run into any issues with importing. After the desktop client finished syncing with nextcloud, I let the Android client sync those changes. After a few hundred notes, the android client started to almost be unusable. I’d click on the hamburger to slide open the notebook sidebar and it’d be 5-10 seconds before it would start sliding out, then would seem like it wouldn’t react to any of my clicks after that.
I thought maybe it was just an issue during the initial sync, so I let the android client finish syncing and have since rebooted the phone as well. It’s a little better, but is still incredibly slow compared to before I imported the new notes.
These are the sync stats from the desktop client:
Sync status (synced items / total items) Note: 1443/1443 Folder: 37/37 Resource: 3058/3058 Tag: 369/369 NoteTag: 1555/1555 MasterKey: 0/0 Total: 6462/6462
These ~6k notes are around 750mb (according to the sync folder in nextcloud). Importing from evernote also brought along several hundred tags. I wasn’t using tags in Joplin before, but did have a lot in evernote. There’s no way afaict to hide the tags in the mobile client, so I’m not sure if hiding them would help speed up the mobile UI. It is a pain to have to scroll through the giant list of tags though.
Is there anything I can do to try and speed things up, or to debug why it’s so slow?