I am not a programmer and I do not understand the IT industry.
I use Joplin to record what I read and think and save web content. Joplin is my note-taking software.
Joplin’s complexity is relative.
As a user who just records and organizes notes, Joplin is very easy to use, features clear logic, and powerful browser plugins.
Since it’s complicated to simply mention advanced plugins, I assume you are referring to Web Clipper or other features?
Joplin’s Web Clipper is the only plug-in that meets my needs in the same type of note software. Joplin’s Web Clipper logic is very simple, allowing users to save web pages according to their own ideas and web page structure.
The web page is complicated. Sometimes I just want to save the articles in the web page. Sometimes I want to save the entire web page for download, including its style.
This is exactly the advantage of Joplin, this way makes Joplin stand out in the competition of the same type of note software.
I believe that users may be confused when they see Web Clipper for the first time, but as long as they take a moment to read the Web Clipper document in Notebook> Welcome> Tips and see how the webpage saved by different buttons is, they can understand the function of Web Clipper.
Other Web Clipper can simply save the entire webpage, but often have compatibility issues.
Joplin can provide a variety of choices based on the complexity of the web page, which is a differentiated performance.
So I disagree with you about the fact that as the product iterates, Joplin becomes complicated and makes it difficult for the normal user to use.
After all, Joplin is still growing and its functions are improving.
If you want to be lightweight and concise, there are many similar note-taking software on the market, but Joplin can bring experiences that other note-taking software cannot.
I don’t understand software technology, so I can’t share ideas about frameworks.
I use Joplin in Windows 10, the experience is very smooth, without any stutter, the performance is very good.
Since I set up Joplin to start automatically at boot, I skipped the cold boot loading.
I hope that the performance of Web Clipper will be faster (to save web pages faster by temporarily occupying performance resources. For example, when a user needs to save a web page, Joplin makes the Web Clipper task faster by requesting higher resources from the CPU and RAM.
Complete it. This passage may not help you much.
I disagree with the idea that you want Joplin will lighter, simpler.
Because there are many simple and concise note-taking software, such as Typora and Notepad ++ (Win only), Typora is very lightweight and concise, which completely meets your needs.
Joplin will not be the second Typora, it must become itself, a note-taking software that can provide a unique experience.
That’s why I always wanted Laurent to think independently about what Joplin should be.
I think there are only two types of note software on the market: Markdown’s linear editing and Notion’s block editing.
Joplin is the only note-taking software in the category of linear editing notes software that can meet my needs. The features of Joplin form my own irreplaceable advantages. I cannot leave the design of Joplin’s Web Clipper and functional logic. (Many note-taking software have similar designs.
, But they do not have diversified cloud synchronization settings, powerful customization features, and they do not provide a Portable version, so Joplin is unique in experience)
I know VNote. In fact, I have used almost all note-taking software on the market, including the list of editors on the Markdown website.
I think the idea of merging VNote’s sidebar up and down is very good (Notebook and Note are distributed up and down), but the overall UI of VNote makes me think that it is more complicated than Joplin. I do n’t need many features of the VNote interface. I feel VNote is very bloated.
Joplin has omitted a lot of trouble. I use the Portable version. The first time I start Joplin, it will automatically generate a user database in the current directory and then help me manage notes automatically.
I don’t need to remember where my notes will be saved and which folder will be opened next time to import my notes.
Joplin’s feeling of All in one makes me just focus on recording, organizing and saving web pages. I feel that Joplin is like a notekeeper, helping me reduce unnecessary movements and troubles, and allowing me to concentrate on taking notes.
VNote provides another kind of note-taking software. You know, the functions of many note-taking software are basically the same. The difference between all note-taking software lies in how to combine and present functions, and attract users through the differentiation of user experience.
The left and right panel design of VNote is very good. It shows the panel that the user needs as much as possible through the combination of up and down, but the right panel is completely unnecessary for me, and of course it can be closed.
Because I used to try all the note-taking software for a while in order to find the note-taking software I wanted.
Exposure to many note-taking softwares made me slowly start to know what I wanted. Later, I discovered that Joplin was the only note-taking software that made me want to use ideas, so I deleted other note-taking software.
I currently use Joplin as my only note-taking software, but I do n’t like the separate interface of editing and previewing, so I will use the external editor function (this feature is great! It allows you to use Joplin to manage notes, and you can also write notes on other your favorite editors) to write notes on Typora.