The greatest drawback of Joplin today

Yes, but only for bad implementations like pCloud!
The following WebDAV hosts are not supported

I sync 38000 items (notes, tags, folders, ...) without any issue on five devices (Windows, Android and iOS) to my own hosted web dav service.


Yup, I made that report last autumn on github. Github keeps on trying to close it unless another user chimes in that they have the same problem. Should not be a too difficult fix as it works in the dektop apllication like I said. Ticket:

Was reported half a year before that as wel but was automatically closed after a while:

Don't get me wrong, I do understand that these things will not always be fixed, but no reaction at all is a bit worrysome.

Not sure what makes you think it's easy. The networking part is completely different between desktop and mobile (and even between iOS/Android) so the fact that it works on desktop has little relevance here.
Plus, it is my understanding that for developing for iOS you need a Mac which further limits the number of potential contributors.

Also, reminded me of this XKCD (there's one for every situation!)


This is it for me. My phone runs the Joplin app pretty snappy - I have no problems with it opening, editing has improved a lot this past year, and syncing after that is fast enough (just have to make sure it happens). But deliberately waiting for the initial sync every time I open it... because if not I'll have note conflicts - that is what bugs me the most. And that initial sync can take a while if I've since used Joplin a fair bit on desktop since the last time I used the app.

What this illustrates of course is that people use Joplin differently. On mobile, I am usually using it to edit an existing note that I want to be kept up-to-date across my devices, and so the risk of conflicts is high.


Yeah, many of us would want the sync to Just Work. But IIRC from the old discussion, it's caused by a technical limitation of some kind - maybe Electron shell not letting you do background sync tasks, or something like that?

I use another note taking app (as my primary) that is faster (than Joplin). I use Joplin since this month. I am okay with the speed of the app at the moment. However, can the speed / performance be maintained in the future?! I doubt that. As more features are added, it is natural to slow down. How slow can it get to?! No one knows. That's what worries me (to make the switch as the primary note taking app).

Anyway, with Joplin, I like the ability to keep my data wherever I want (currently syncing via AWS S3) and I like the default reading mode (in mobile app) that helps me to use the notes such as to copy / paste without accidentally overwriting existing notes.

Frankly, I'm not bothered by this at all, at least for now. I've been using Joplin for years now and have seen many updates; the app got progressively faster, I think. There were been various optimizations and fixes, and the devs clearly do care about perf issues.
(Yes, the apps - especially on android - could be snappier, not saying they can't. But I'm quite hopeful it'll at least not degrade, even if it didn't get significantly faster.)

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I've started using Joplin with few plugins and I think this app suits most of my demands from this kind of apps. I'm using Joplin for creating content for my blog and for other things.

I'm using Joplin with syncthing app also (for both, pc and android), which is working pretty nice.

There are some flaws and things that I don't like, but still, I like to using Joplin.

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Why I think it’s easy is because it does pass the test on the iOS app. Only it doesn’t sync. So clearly communication seems to work.

Is Drafts available for Android? I can't find it in the Play Store.

No, unfortunately, I think it’s only Apple ecosystem. I should have mentioned that.

OK, thanks for quick the follow-up!

Just installed it on my Android device a few days ago ... so look again, it is called (you guessed it) ... drafts.

I tried to implement some ideas for features to add notes/todos more quickly on the Joplin mobile app. You can see the previews here:

If there was interest by the community, I would still be williing to work on this, and hopefully have one of these variants be added to Joplin eventually.

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It's not showing up in the Play Store for me. Maybe it's because I'm on Android 13 and the Drafts app doesn't support it yet.

Ever since the OP I am trying to figure out ... impossible OR too much work ?

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Cannot see where this has been asked previous but how about a homepage for the Android mobile app similar to the desktop homepage. Now mine opens to the last notebook that was open.

Thanks and loving the app having moved from Evernote since I retired from work and do not need some of the advanced features Evernote had but even at that may have made the switch as I was not using it for groups which is the direction it seems to be going.

Joplin not slow at all. unless you must find the specific note to start noting. try to change you way of noting. note it, then find a better chance to edit it or put it in the right notebook.