Joplin Update Brings Custom Notebook Icons

Joplin is an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS

The app just recieved an update today that comes with about 26 improvements and 25 bugs and security fixes included – on both desktop and mobile app.

The most noticible update is the fact that now you can assign custom icons to your notebooks. Up until now, you could assign an emoji icon to a notebook, and with this new version it’s now possible to assign any custom icon. The icon may be a PNG or JPG file of any size. The app will then import the file and resize it to the correct size.

To add a custom icon to your notebooks, follow these steps:

1. Right-click on a notebook, and select Edit

2. In the Edit notebook dialog, click Select file... and browse to your icon image

3. Click OK and the icon will now appear next to the notebook

Please note that the icon can be changed only from the desktop application at the moment, but it will sync and be displayed correctly on the mobile app too.

Joplin is available as a free download for desktop (Windows, macOS and Linux), for mobile (Android and iOS) and for terminal (Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD).

You can download the desktop apps from GitHub. Mobile apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

For the terminal apps and info about Joplin’s webclipper, check out the official page.