I am also highly interested in inline PDF support. Having used Evernote with loads of scanned PDFs this would be an enormous step ahead!
Although the links work well in both desktop app and mobile app, it would be great to at least have the first page rendered and open the PDF externally when clicked.
One alternative, if rendering the PDF would be problematic as tessus mentions, might be to instead generate a thumbnail image on the fly and treat it like an image link (and clicking the image would open the PDF like the resource link does right now). Of course then the text wouldn’t be select-able or searchable by ctrl+F, but it would be better than nothing.
First of all, I love Joplin... it does everything I need in a note keeping app and then some. In fact I'm in the process of replacing Evernote. Already imported my notes and will probably maintain both apps for a while (adding new notes, web clipping, etc).
I found that I really miss the inline PDF a lot... it's so nice to browse through notes and see the content of PDFs in one glance.
Another feature I miss a lot is the thumbnails in the note list. It's certainly not perfect in Evernote since the app grabs some seemingly random image from the note to display as a thumb, but it's definitely better than nothing.
Neither of these are deal breakers, but if it were at all possible to implement (or even consider), you'd make one user really really happy
For problems 1 and 3, perhaps we could start with only supporting this in the desktop version then later extending it to support mobile too (since that’s more complicated)? Seems better to at least have the inline rendering for desktop, unless @laurent would prefer the desktop and mobile clients to have parallel behavior.
@laurent if you give the thumbs up, I’d be happy to take a stab at the desktop implementation.
I also scan / archives a lot of documents, all in PDF (90% of my notes are basically composed of PDFs only) and having the possibility to see the content of PDFs in one glance would make my daily work a little bit easier.
However, I don’t think this is really necessary on mobile tho. Evernote does have some kind of thumbnails in the preview section and, given the size of the screen, I’ve always felt like a Markdown link (such as I Joplin) would do better.
Another vote for this feature! I, like many many others, use Evernote like a digital filing cabinet and this feature is critical, at least on the desktop app. The mobile Evernote app doesn’t do this actually, although you don’t have to leave the app to view the PDF.