Hey folks, Notable’s author here. I’ve opened an issue about adding Joplin to the comparison table, feel free to join the discussion.
To answer a few of your comments:
what about this codemirror editor for the markdown ? Could Joplin benefit from it ?
We are actually transitioning away from CodeMirror at some point, I think Monaco is a better option for us.
Is it just me, or is this a straight rip-off of Joplin?
Probably more inspired by Evernote, like many other note taking apps.
Honestly I just built the note-taking app I always wanted, I hope it doesn’t look too much like Evernote since that’s what I’m coming from.
No subnotebooks, so it sucks
On the contrary notebooks (which are just tags) are indefinitely nestable, and a note can be put into multiple notebooks.
I did the same, but soon you run into scaling issues - how to implement search across thousands of files in an efficient way? How to handle tag updates? In general how to handle relationships between objects?
I’ve benchmarked the app with about 10k notes and the app seems to be usable enough. Keep in mind that it’s a very new codebase, only about 1 month of my time has been put into it, things will improve over time. There are some optimization techniques that could be used to offload most of the indexing work from mobiles. There’s been some discussion between me and Trilium’s developer about the database vs plain files approach here: (https://github.com/fabiospampinato/notable/issues/263).
need to move all the files and attachements in case note is moved
I’m not sure what you mean, if a note’s tags are updated there’s no need to touch the attachments at all.
sharing same attachement between notes means either duplicating files or using OS-proprietary features like symlinks
Not at all, you just list that attachment’s name in both notes.
Funny… I’m moving slowly the other way 'round, to Boost. Nothing really wrong with Joplin, I just like that UI better. Although I admit, I’m going to miss the mobile app.
@microcreators What do you think Boostnote does better than Notable?
I’m definitely going to try Joplin more in depth in the following weeks, so that I can add it to the comparison table, but I have it installed already on my system and honestly just because it makes my dock look like this I wouldn’t have considered using it:
That icon is way out of proportions, it may be a bit of an exaggeration on my side but I try to avoid ugly apps as much as possible.
PS. I don’t understand why new users can only put 2 links in a post.