Evernote to Joplin

There's always an open source alternative.

Using open source software is far better than using proprietary garbage. So this is one of my efforts to move to open source from a proprietary application that I use very often and love very much. Goodbye Evernote !


Probably the world's most used note taking app. It's simple yet powerful. You can use it for free on 3 devices with not much limitation from pro features. I have used Evernote (Free) since April 16th, 2018. It has been my must have tool for years. The data gets backed up in their server. It is fast and simple to sync my data even if I uninstalled the app. It has many tools to format the text as I like. It also has a web clipper that gets a webpage clipped on my note. It groups notes in notebooks and can tag them too.Overall it's a powerful note taking app which is well designed and beautiful.


Joplin is an open source note taking app having similar features to Evernote. It has the ability to backup your notes on the cloud of your choice. I even have an option to store my notes on their own cloud for some payment. The text formatting is done in markdown so it is sufficiently powerful for me. It also has a web clipper. it has the ability to group notes in Notebooks as well as tag them. It is one of the most powerful open source note taking application.

I recently migrated from Evernote to Joplin and wanted to document the process. ( Without the need to pay for syncing notes in the cloud similar to Evernote Free )


Creating a Free Nextcloud Account (For free syncing)

Creating a free Nextcloud account is easy. First, sign up with your choice of server from the given link.

Sign up!

Then delete unwanted things from your Nextcloud storage (Optional). Normally you get 2 - 5 GB of free storage. That's enough for keeping notes. You can keep other documents too if you want.

Exporting Notes From Evernote

To export notes, follow these steps :

Importing Notes To Joplin

To import notes to Joplin, follow these steps :

Integrating Joplin to Nextcloud

Configuring it to sync with Android/IOS

Don't Worry , Be Happy!


You have successfully migrated from Evernote to Joplin. Now use Joplin like you used Evernote.

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