Scan and import files directly from your phone

Additional Information

Maintainers: asrient
Minimum app version:2.7
Downloads: This version:1184
Last updated:2022-05-08T19:35:32Z

Joplin Backstage Plugin

When taking notes on desktop one issue often breaks our workflow, scanning documents and taking pictures on the go and putting it on our notes. You might just switch to phone completely, but taking long notes on your phone is not always ideal with the limited screen. Well this can be solved if we use cloud sync feature, but synchronisation takes time and its not very ideal to sync your devices everytime you make a small change.

Backstage is a plugin for joplin using which you can directly choose your files from your phone and paste it to your note on the desktop. You will scan a QR code displayed on your joplin app using your phone and it will open a locally hosted webpage with options of uploading files and texts from your browser. You choose a file and hit send and it will get pasted to your note on the desktop. No internet required.

  • Both desktop and mobile needs to be on the same network for this to work.
  • Pair your devices once and keep using your phone as a companion.
  • Works with all combination of devices where joplin can run. You can pair your iPhone, Androids with Windows, MacOS, Linux.
  • Disable the service when not needed, your devices remain paired.
  • You can also paste texts and links to joplin.


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