Joplin is a free and open-source note taking application that works on every platform. Joplin’s user interface isn’t as polished as some of its competitors — it feels more geeky, if that makes any sense — but the application is a favorite among privacy advocates and is recommended by Privacy Guides. Joplin stores notes on your local file system, provides end-to-end encryption, and allows you to synchronize files across devices by storing them on a service like Dropbox or Nextcloud. Or, you can subscribe to Joplin Cloud for syncing.
Joplin provides support for the following Markdown elements.
|Line Breaks||Yes||In addition to trailing whitespace, you can also use a trailing backslash or press the Return key once to achieve the same result.|
|Fenced Code Blocks||Yes|
|Heading IDs||Partial||Automatically generated. There’s no way to set custom heading IDs.|
|Definition Lists||Yes||Not enabled by default, but can be enabled in Preferences > Plugins.|
|Emoji (copy and paste)||Yes|
|Emoji (shortcodes)||Yes||Not enabled by default, but can be enabled in Preferences > Plugins.|
|Automatic URL Linking||Yes|
|Disabling Automatic URL Linking||Yes|
As an added bonus, Joplin provides support for several obscure elements.
||The HTML specification is maintained by the W3C.|
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