I made a RandomNote for Joplin button for macOS. You can find the bash, python and AppleScript concoction here.
Apologies to non-macOS Joplin users, I have not made any other verions of this.
But if you like sticking things together, the bash and python elements could be of use to you…
I discovered the concept of “RandomNote” via Tiago Forte’s PARA series. To describe it at surface level: he created a button that opens a random note from his Evernote notes.
The purpose of such a button is to aid in serendipitous rediscovery of your old notes. That’s not going much deeper, to be honest. To see what inspired me into action I encourage you to read Tiago’s post about it. He has a way with words which I do not.
The rest of this post is an extension of the “API / Automation Friendly” criteria from my OneNote vs Joplin blog post.