Well, it’s been… fine. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been trying to use Joplin for over a year now and frankly I haven’t been able to make it a daily usage app. Why? because Joplin isn’t good. It’s not bad, but it also isn’t any good.
I started using it because it was open source and because it had encryption but those are poor reasons to use a program. The program has to be good first and foremost and Joplin just isn’t. This latest .AppImage kerfuffle is just the cherry on top. From the app being built with electron meaning it takes some time to load, to the extremely limiting encryption key options, to the fact the android app opens in read mode as opposed to write mode, to the way new notes on android are being treated… yeah, Joplin just isn’t good.
If I want a markdown editor there are a thousand I can find, all open source, many better then Joplin. If I want just a means to take a quick note, again, myriad apps, may better then Joplin. Encryption of files? same. And things only go on.
Joplin is one man’s passion project. But it can’t compete with professional projects backed by actual corporations. I’d like to say you get what you pay for but I was never using Joplin because it was free.
Joplin is decent and it seems to be what Laurent wants it to be. IT just isn’t any good for my own needs.
And speaking of Laurent, since discourse is yet another half baked open source project, mind deactivating my account since I can’t delete it myself?