Synchronizing Joplin notes with NextCloud
by Felix Kinaro About 1 min reading time
Joplin is a free app for taking notes and creating To-do lists. The app is available for Android, Linux, Firefox extension, and as a Terminal app.
Notes and to-do lists can be organized into notebooks for easy grouping.
NextCloud allows you to back up your data on a private server, or a server you can trust. You can run your own instance and pay for hosting or use someone else's instance and pay them for it.
- Download Joplin to your android phone via your app store. You can also download the app from the Joplin website.
You should have a Nextcloud instance running, either yours or from a trusted provider.
- Log in to your NextCloud instance and create a folder for Joplin. Note the case, because Linux is case-sensitive.
- Check the WebDav URL for your Nextcloud instance and note it somewhere. Append the name of your joplin folder to this URL. Don't add a forward slash at the end.
- Open your Joplin app and tap on the three horizontal bars on the top left corner.
- Select Configuration
- Under Configuration select Synchronization
- Under Synchronization Target select NextCloud
- Enter your username, password and WebDAV URL, with the Joplin folder appended at the end.
- Click on the Check Synchronization Configuration button to validate your settings. The app will alert you in case of any errors.
- Create a note and synchronize.
You have successfully set up Joplin with NextCloud synchronization!