Joplin VS obsidian

Compare Joplin vs obsidian and see what are their differences.


Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. Forum: (by laurent22)


GraphQL, built for Deno - a native GraphQL caching client and server module (by open-source-labs)
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Joplin obsidian
343 2
27,748 474
- 16.2%
9.9 9.1
4 days ago about 1 month ago
TypeScript TypeScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Joplin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-27.


Posts with mentions or reviews of obsidian. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-13.
  • Obsidian 3.0 is now live!
    1 project | | 15 Apr 2021
    You can check out our website here , our github here, and medium article here!
  • Building a GraphQL API with Deno and gql
    8 projects | | 13 Apr 2021
    In this post I would like to show how to build a GraphQL API server with gql. At the moment there are a few GraphQL server modules for Deno, such as obsidian and oak_graphql but all of them are either standalone or framework-specific. gql instead, is a framework-agnostic middleware so I will use it with Deno std's net/http.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Joplin and obsidian you can also consider the following projects:

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

Boostnote - This repository is outdated and new Boost Note app is available! We've launched a new Boost Note app which supports real-time collaborative writing.

Standard Notes - A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app.

logseq - A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

QOwnNotes - QOwnNotes is a plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and Nextcloud / ownCloud integration.

obsidian-calendar-plugin - Simple calendar widget for Obsidian.

notesnook - A simple & easy to use private note-taking app that encrypts everything on the client side.

HedgeDoc - HedgeDoc - The best platform to write and share markdown.

obsidian-dataview - A high-performance data index and query language over Markdown files, for

zim-desktop-wiki - Main repository of the zim desktop wiki project

focalboard - Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.

neutrinote - neutriNote - Markdown + Math in Just 3 MB!