Changing over from OneNote this attachment issue was almost a dealbreaker for me. I had grown accustomed to using my digital notebooks on all platforms both as content management and notetaking systems. OneNote’s deep integration with relatively cheap consumer cloud, OneDrive, made this easy and giving up the system was quite hard, respectively.
However, being open source, integration with Nextcloud, privacy with e2ee, platform independency and easy import-export all tilted the balance in Joplin’s favour eventually. With the Projects coming with Nextcloud 16 I no longer miss the collaboration features in OneNote, either. Maybe sharing a notebook with family members is still something I would like to see in Joplin in the future.
When changing over I had 80 plus attachments bigger than 10 MB, mostly pictures. I now go through them one by one, reduce the size and attach them again. Phew, its a lot of work, but I think it’s worth it.
All my bigger attachments I save to Nextcloud in one specific folder and attach a link with a file name in a note. Goes quickly both on desktop and mobile while the file name by the link makes the process relatively future proof, as well.
Maybe there could be a pop-up kindly advicing a user to attach a big file with a link?
Work is flowing, again. Thanks, Laurent and co.!