A big fan of Joplin since I've discovered it a few months ago. Thanks so much for everyone who is involved.
I have a use-case which may be common and I couldn't find a solution to it so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion:
I use Joplin as my personal note taking app. But, every once in a while, there's a note I'd like to share with others. The thing is I don't want to force my teammates to use Joplin. Ideally I can share over markdown and they can use whatever editor they'd like.
I could export the note to markdown, upload it to dropbox and share but this has two issues.
Takes manual work
If my friends make changes to the notes, I then need to manually copy the changes to Joplin.
So I wonder, is there any way, as part of the official sync or outside of it, to store Joplin notes in regular markdown + have it synced if the markdown changes?
If not, are there any other workarounds to allow me sharing notes without forcing my teammates to use Joplin?
I think this topic came up several times here already, and if I understand the situation correctly: this is not a use-case that will be directly supported by Joplin any time soon. Joplin holds the notes internally in a DB for various reasons and this would be difficult to implement and go against the design ideas.
If co-op with non-joplin people is necessary for you, maybe it might be best to use something like Obsidian, or the like?
I feel like op is seeking a way to make a private network where he could place the markdown files and somehow sync them with Joplin. Of course, that would imply that the friends would have to be "forced" to use that private network.
And that's the problem that would arise every time when any collaboration tool is suggested
don't want to force friends to use git
I'm sorry if I got out of line with this joke. Coming back to the topic:
Currently there's no plugin that would keep a markdown backup in sync with running Joplin database
I mean Joplin can update external attachments, including .MD files (wink, wink Attaché plugin) but it's not going to be native Joplin notes, just an attachment to the note that's going to be opened with external editor. Although, idk, maybe that's your jam, op.
As mentioned above, there are currently several ways to export and share notes, but for synchronous editing, you must use joplin (or an online editor provided by a joplin server), but if collaborative editing is not a strong requirement, then simply There are many options for sharing.