Open source note taking and to-do application - Terminal version
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 a text editor (the
snap includes neovim and nano only). The notes are in Markdown format.
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
This is the terminal application. The default editor can be switched using:
joplin config editor /snap/joplin/current/usr/bin/nvim # default
joplin config editor /snap/joplin/current/bin/nano # easier alternative
This snap can be also used as a Web Clipper server that can be used to
integrate the notes with other applications or in a remote host using
The server is not running by default, but can be enabled by using:
snap set joplin server.enabled=true
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install Joplin Terminal application
To install Joplin Terminal application, simply use the following command: