Hi, Joplin community.
Joplin is an amazing Evernote alternative I seek for a long time.
Using Evernote for many years I still more and more afraid of losing my huge collection of knowledge in case they decide to cancel my account or the whole service at all.
I really appreciate your effort and now I’m migrating my 3800+ notes including about 1.5GB of images (the majority of my notes are web clips).
Now I’m in the phase to decide to encrypt or not to encrypt.
At first sight, the answer is easy - always encrypt.
But the encryption solves data protection just on remote synchronization storage, not for local copy.
Enabling encryption, all my images in resources directory are encrypted while keeping an unencrypted copy as well. The size of the encrypted image is about 1.5-1.8x bigger than the original one.
resources directory now occupies 4GB instead of previous 1.5GB.
When I decide to use filesystem for synchronization, it requires another (about) 2.5 GB for sync directory.
6.5GB of required space for 1.5GB of data is not a big deal on my home PC but definitely an issue on my mobile phone.
I will use my private virtual server as sync repository, synchronization itself will use TLS on the network.
As the ratio between the confidentiality level of my notes (almost nothing confidential) and the probability of unwanted reading disk of my virtual server is acceptable low for me,
I have decided to not use Joplin encryption.
Did I miss something important why I should stay with Joplin encryption or not?