Greetings; I've just installed Joplin, and I'm really impressed with it. It's so close to being an actual usable replacement for my private Mediawiki. I've probably gone through all the Electron based note apps now (Which I'm not a fan of...) and Joplin 'feels' the best, and looks the best as well. (+1 Dracula!)
My usage model is basically wanting to track things from snippets (a parcel box size, UPS tracking numbers) to very long projects with a lot of references (hitting a bug bounty...). Mediawiki is really great for the latter, but not so much the former, which is why I tend to have multiple 'scratch' notepads.
So, that's my problem...
And Joplin really impresses with the near no-penalty creation of notes. Really impressive.
But the tags are worthless.
One of the great things about Mediawiki is the 'category' bit. For example, if I were writing about
Joplin, I might put it in "Notes", "Applications", "PIM", "Privacy", "Data Curating" categories, and
at some point, if I search on "PIM", expect to see it returned.
But I can't search on tags in Joplin! And, they're in a silly dropdown on the side, which becomes useless after even just 50, much less the hundreds I typically use. This seems like a serious oversight!
Are there any plans at all to make tags actually functionally useful, by searching on them, and
maybe instead of a small scroll panel, have a separate "index" page?
Or am I just trying to do something this isn't meant for?
I want to say again, I really am impressed by this -- I love that the base is a single database file
I can trivially backup (AND that I can run in portable mode), but that I can also so stupidly easily
export everything. In fact, given how polished so much of this is, it's bizarre how wonky the
(And on the love, I want to add, my heart sang when I realized vim mode actually works! Pure
tl;dr Great program, please finish implementing tags.