I think this would be a great feature. This is something I miss in many note apps and would be happy to see this in joplin.
I second bsoutherns process of having "one general note" in each notebook. This note works for me like a cover page, or sometimes as an index. I also add a certain first character as workaround. However, depending on the current sort order (which I change regularly) This note can be sorted away, although I would like this to be the first note in the notebook.
Especially, as the first note in the notebook is the one joplin displays immediately, when a notebook is chosen (opened).
Another way to look at this, could be that a notebook is also a note only with other notes hierarchically attached to it. But I think this concept is too complicated.
I understand, that others have discussed favorites and starred notes etc. but this feature, sticky notes per notebook, can be easily implemented and would be a great help.
A first step could be to implement such "sticky" notes, that always sort on top, just like todo notes do currently.
If I had one sticky note in each notebook, Joplin would then already open this note everytime the notebook is opened. Therefore, this particular note could be seen as a representation or cover page for the notebook, independent from the current sort order.
This feature would also not break any current workflows, as there is no need to use it.
It should probably be possible to mark several notes as "sticky", which then have to be sorted again... Maybe the sort order of the sticky notes needs to be set independently from the sort order of normal notes... However, this would be a second step.
How can I find someone to implement this for me