Simply put, Joplin is a free, open source replacement for Evernote.
I’m an Evernote subscriber. However, I don’t use it that much. And I don’t have that many notes.
Let me be clear: Evernote offers a brilliant service, there is no denying that, it’s absolutely great and super convenient. But, in my case, for less than a 100 notes, I’m not fully convinced it’s worth the price.
Furthermore, Joplin has a few “punchy” arguments to put in a fair fight:
It’s free and open source (I know, I already said that, but it’s important).
It’s cross-platform (nodejs to the core). There are apps for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. There is even an app to use it on the command line (Vim style)!
It works locally (no need for an internet connection), but enables synchronization with remote sharing services. Thus Yes! It can sync your notes across devices (using the WebDAV protocol).
It supports end-to-end encryption with zero knowledge: notes are encrypted locally before being transferred.
I was thinking about writing a piece on Nextcloud (14) when, a short while ago, version 15 launched.
The time is right ! But what is Nextcloud ?
Well, you can think of Nextcloud as kind of Dropbox, mixed with services that ressemble Google’s.
But instead of giving away your files and data, you host the infrastructure and the services … at home, on a raspberry pi. Your data remain fully yours and under your sole control.
Off course you can’t expect the same powerfulness of a raspberry pi than Google. You’ll have to be careful with backups. And yes you could also use other secure “zero knowledge” services, like SpiderOak One (that I use myself) or TresorIt.
Still, I find the idea of remaining the owner of my personal data very satisfying. So let’s dig in and see how to install Nextcloud 15 !
In the 1st part of this series, we installed all the necessary files and packages. We also created a basic Apache configuration for our blog.
In the 2nd part of this series, we created a dedicated MariaDB database and user for WordPress.
In this post you’re in for some fun. It’s the day to setup WordPress and actually start blogging. Now that we did our homework, we simply need to rely on WordPress famous 5 minutes initialization process.
Finally we’re going to improve the blog’s SEO by looking into permalinks and learn how to tweak the post URLs.
In comparison to other existing tutorials I’ve read out there, I’ll go the extra mile in terms of explanations. So you won’t miss a beat and hopefully, you’ll understand why you’re doing what you’re doing.
In this first part, I’ll cover the basics. We’ll install Apache2 and a few other necessary packages. We’ll also download the latest versions of WordPress and phpMyAdmin.
Yes, I know, it’s a weird title for a post. The rationale is simple though. I’ve had many blogs over the years. This is my latest attempt.
I guess it all started with Gladys. Nope, it’s not what you think.
Then it hit me. Why keep this to myself on Evernote while I could share with everyone to whom it might be helpful ?
One topic led to another and there I am, starting a blog … again.
Expect technical tutorials on a variety of topics, among which: debian linux, raspberry pies, Gladys, photography … well, whatever crosses my mind, that I believe could be interesting to not just me.