I’ve been using Logseq for almost two years and I love it. I have been supporting from the start financially and have converted a few people around me.
I waited impatiently for the arrival of the android app. At first there were bugs and it was complicated to use on a daily basis. I waited for the releases. And then…
Well I still have huge problems with slowness, as I reported on this forum and discord.
To see I tried on obsidian phone and tablet with my graph. And there… wow… super fluid!
I have two questions before considering returning to Obsidian:
am I the only one having these problems of extreme slowness on the android application?
does the roadmap provide for significant changes to the android app in the coming months? (perhaps with the new database in anticipation).
I came to the Logseq forum just now to ask this exact question! I’ve had some annoyingly slow attempts to use Android app, and today just out of idle curiosity I opened Obsidian app, which I have not even looked at in months, and was blown away by how fast and fluid the Obsidian mobile experience is.
I’m running Logseq build 0.9.1 on a Pixel 6 Pro, if it matters I’m a paid supporter and I’m using Logseq sync.
I hate to say this, but its now almost unusable on my mobile. Maybe this build is particularly slow for Android?
It takes about 5 seconds for the app to load, text input often stops when typing into a block, and the slash-command palette can be very slow to open and navigate. For example if I type /tom intending to use the [[tomorrow]] link, it will not recognise this as a command, and will just show /tom as text in the block. Then I need to backspace to delete tom and start again.
This is very tedious and makes it frustratingly hard to do a quick capture of a note when out and about.
I’m a big fan of Logseq, and really hope to see speed improvement on mobile as a priority.
I’m having trouble with general slowness of the app. I never quite used it because I found speed syncing with Google drive a bit cumbersome. Two weeks ago I joined the paid versions of sync (works great by the way, kudos to the developers), but the speed of the android app didn’t improve at all.
That’s a pity, it really obfuscates the great quality of Logseq and the elegance of experiencing it on a desktop.
Clicking on screen is, in my opinion, also a tad fluidless. Hitting enter on the keyboard changes line but does not create a new block (which I’m used from the desktop experience) and I have to hit the enter key on the menu bar. It’s not a big deal, but I find my finger memory from other apps that when I hit enter it’s done, in Logseq for android , I don’t seem to find whee to change enter key behavior option to create a new block. But it might also be my bad that I just haven’t found this option yet, I’m not too technically inclined.
Finally, I just wanted to share all my love for all devs and community contributors. Logseq is awesome and has positively changed so many facets of my life and work that I couldn’t be happier to be part of this community. Thank you all
I want to make Logseq my default notes app, but the absence of a background sync, the cold-start period, and the poor functionality of many core features on mobile (like backlinking) mean I keep using something else that’s faster and more reliable.