Just curious, why is Joplin's download so huge?

I was really taken aback when I saw the download size for the Windows installer. It seems like video-editing-software size. I'm just curious why it's so big. I'm on a cell only data plan, so I notice things like that.

I'm not complaining in any way, and I know all things are relative. Just curious.

It is built on electron so you have the automatic overhead of having Chromium stuffed in there to start with.
It is pretty comparable to other modern note apps and text editors from what I can see. Compared to Evernote at least:

  • Joplin 156mb
  • Evernote v10 (electron) 253mb
  • Evernote v6 (legacy) 127mb

Holy cats, that's huge!