Joplin Evernote Alternative For Linux


Joplin Evernote alternative for Linux.

 Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks.

The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

The notes can be synchronised with various cloud services including Nextcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV or the file system (for example with a network directory).

When synchronising the notes, notebooks, tags and other metadata are saved to plain text files which can be easily inspected, backed up and moved around.

Joplin Evernote alternative for Linux.

The application is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS (the terminal app also works on FreeBSD).

The notes are in Markdown format and if you are a hardcore fan of Evernote, you'll definately like this application, since it allows importing Evernote files in Enex format, you can easily switch to Joplin.

Joplin also has a web clipper that allows you to save webpages as notes, which is available for Firefox and Chrome/Chromium browsers.

Since you own the data, you can export all your files either in Joplin format or in the raw format.

License: GNU/GPL

Size: 92,7MB


  • Save notes into notebooks and sub-notebooks for better organization.
  • Create to-do list.
  • Notes can be tagged and searched.
  • Offline first, so the entire data is always available on the device even without an internet connection.
  • Markdown notes with pictures, math notation and checkboxes support.
  • File attachment support.
  • Application available for desktop, mobile and terminal (CLI).
  • Web Clipper for Firefox and Chrome.
  • End To End Encryption.
  • Keeps note history.
  • Notes sorting based on name, time etc.
  • Synchronisation with various cloud services like Nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive.
  • Import files from Evernote.
  • Export JEX files (Joplin Export format) and raw files.
  • Support notes, to-dos, tags and notebooks.
  • Goto Anything feature.
  • Support for notifications in mobile and desktop applications.
  • Geo-location support.
  • Supports multiple languages.
  • External editor support – open notes in your favorite external editor with one click in Joplin.

How to install Joplin:

First download the AppImage file here,for 64-bits Linux.

Alternatives here.

How to install Joplin-1.0.179.AppImage, do note that it can't be run as root. It needs to be run in a sandbox.

Then create /Documents/joplin:

sudo mkdir /Documents/joplin

Press Enter, done.

Then copy it to /Documents/joplin:

sudo cp Joplin-1.0.179.AppImage /Documents/joplin

Press Enter,

cd /Documents/joplin

Press Enter, and list the files:


Press Enter, you should have 'Joplin-1.0.179.AppImage' in the folder.

Now lets make it executable:

sudo chmod +x Joplin-1.0.179.AppImage

Press Enter, done.

Now lets run the program (Don't forget ./ before the filename):


Press Enter.

It is possible you get an error message.

Then you need to make sure that /tmp/.mount_Joplinv9n5EO/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.

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