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Opening attached files at Android

#1

Hi all,

I have been looking for some easy way to open attached files on my Android phone. For example I would like open a concert ticket (pdf file) which I have added. Because it has a barcode I cant just copy and paste the text.
At this moment I get (as expected) the message: “The Joplin mobile app does not currently support this type of link: resource” when I try to open the file in the Android app.

I have found a workaround, but its not pretty. It requires finding the file in the .resource folder, which is hard with the naming convention. And then share it so I can save it on my phone. After adding “.pdf” to the file I can open it.

Does anyone know some other possibilities?

#2

Hi,
a request has been made yesterday for that here

#3

I have seen it :slight_smile: Thx!

Until the implementation I would be happy if there is an easier workaround available.

#4

may be a pdf reader that could opened the file once downloaded without digging in the deep folders ?

#5

I love that in windows, if Joplin itself can’t handle an attachment, it just launches the default associated application.
Is there no way to replicate such behaviour in android? I often attach sound snippets (mostly mp3s), and while I don’t mind Joplin not being able to play it in an embedded player, I’d like to be able to play it in an external app with a single tap.

#6

Logger mentioned PDF as an example, but the request should be general, for files of any format.

What about opening a separate request to just launch any file (of any format) with any valid application for their mime type? (The standard Android Intent.ACTION_VIEW.)

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#7

That would be so fine :slight_smile:
But in the meantime I am still happy with Joplin so far…what a great work!

If someone has a workaround available I am still interested :slight_smile:

#8

I would like to open the attached pictures in an external app on Android the way it’s done in the desktop app. Now sharing the pictures placed inside of a note is quite difficult on mobile. Or I just haven’t figured it out properly. Looking the picture up in my Nextcloud folder is not an option 'cause my notes are encrypted.

#9

Hi Ipra, how does this work in the desktop app? Right mouse button and save picture? On android you could make a printscreen and share it.

#10

Thanks for replying. I found a way to open quickly. Just erase the exclamation mark in the beginning of the name of the attachment. After that pressing the link opens in an external app right away.

#11

Hi, firstly thanks for the outstanding app(s)!

Actually, I noticed a similar issue when opening “.sdoc” files on Android. “.sdoc” file is an export file/archive from Samsung Notes. However, when opening the link to this file from a Joplin note, the Joplin app does not show the Samsung Notes as one of the apps in the “Open with” option.

I should note that I am using encryption with my notes. But, this issue only happens with the “.sdoc” files, other links or files (e.g. PDF) work correctly so I do not think it is a problem with this.

Device: Galaxy Note 9
OS: Android 9
Joplin app version: 1.0.252

Thanks very much for looking into this.