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[Feature Request] Don't Save / Undo

Use case:

  • platform: Joplin app on Android
  • I was editing a large block of text.
  • I accidentally hit the delete key.
  • auto-save kicked in.

I lost everything that was selected.

Two possible workarounds:

  1. Add “Undo” functionality. It doesn’t have to be as powerful as Evernote which allows you to revert several states… but it could be.
  2. Add a “Don’t save” functionality. I think it’s Wordpress that marks different types of save events: User Save events and Auto-save events. User Save takes precedence. While a document is “dirty” don’t make auto-saves authoritative, because they might make edits they don’t want to make final.

(Also: thanks so much for writing Joplin! I’ve finally achieved my dream of divorcing from Evernote!)


This is desperately needed.

I loathe this auto-save feature as I’ve already lost several notes as a result of this. It’s just too easy to make mistakes on a touch screen, and it’s on mobile devices I use Joplin most.

I don’t know when this ‘feature’ was added, but it’s negatively impacted my use of Joplin. Combined with the Electron (shudder) desktop app constantly freezing Joplin unfortunately has become really difficult to use.

Shame, as it was such a great tool when I first started using it a year ago.

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In the link below, I also made similar suggestions, I hope developers can consider. Thank you

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