Ok. I admit I was frustrated in my 2nd post, having waited a day, and apologise for the bad vibes I created. Sorry.
I know that asking for a refund from Joplin, free software is a bit absurd and the growl dev I contacted said I should probably get one from apple and ask Joplin for help, which is what I am doing.
But moving on, that page I linked to is linked to from the joplin homepage:
The section on “Notifications” summarises that you should use the Macos notification centre and if that doesnt work use growl. So the joplin website it does say to do that, and then it links to the link I linked to, implying a level official-ness in the link I provided.
It nowhere says in the Notification sectoin on the Joplin website linked to above “terminal-notifier”. It does however say on the link I originally linked to “Mac Notification Center”. So I was simply following the instructions.
“terminal-notifier”, your solution, is presumably for the terminal application, not desktop. I mentioned “Mac”, I suppose its possible for you to not understand that “Mac”, mentioned in my first post, means the Mac desktop version. I hadn’t read anything about the terminal application and hadn’t noticed there even was one as it is not the norm.
I did reserach growl, I saw it had negative reviews due to being old and it might not work, but it was my only hope.
Suggesting I fix my computer problems is why I am here, asking for help on how to fix them. I patiently waited 24 hours and received no reply after spending a long time configuring Joplin, only to find it doesn’t notify me at all on desktop, and doesn’t vibrate properly on mobile.
There was no pop-up asking for a bug-report like with other apps and I admit I did not read how to submit one, so instead I thought I would ask on the support forum.
It seems like my angry response provoked you to an unhelpful reply from you, so I am apologise again for that.
I have looked up everywhere I can find how to add apps to the notification centre, I’ve tried being a guest user, Ive tried deleting and re-installing the app both on mobile and on desktop, I’ve tried asking on the forum.
If its a bug that could take months to fix then I just need to be told that and move on to another app - in which case the time cost to me of learning how to do that (submit big reports) and doing it would not be worth it (which is unfortunately because I love the principles behind Joplin) so I would have to find another app, having invested a lot of time into getting Joplin running already.
I also found out about Scott Joplin by reading about the creator of Joplin, who was inspired by the musician Scott Joplin and found his music to be be super cool, it was a great new genre for me to discover. I am a fan of Joplin, both the composer and the app.
I just need this tiny little thing to be fixed and it can work.
I am asking for help on a support forum.
It looks like I should have waited a few more days for a reply. I’ll talk to apple about the refund.
Your attitude, which I provoked, doesn’t encourage donations btw, but I am sorry for the anger I foolishly expressed. Sorry again, but the instructions need to be fixed.
Any help here would still be appreciated.
Edit: Now that I know its a problem with my computer, I can at least keep looking for ways to fix it. Still, any pointers would be welcome.