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    AdminKirill Maximov (Admin, Checkvist) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Joel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very good work. Checkvist is a really fast tool, intuitive... In my opinion, almost perfect. However, I miss the possibility of working on the lists when you are offline.
        I hope this comes soon!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Kirill, OK, if offline access is to be delayed for PC-based use, how about providing automatic/scheduled exports as an interim measure?

        It's certainly a poor alternative to having full offline access where updates can be made and synced once reconnected, but it's better than finding you can't access your latest tasks at all.

        So could the user choose to have an 'export' / backup emailed every x hours, for example? Assuming emails are accessible offline, that would be useful, or perhaps a user could apply an email rule to forward these backups to a cloud service such as SugarSync (or Dropbox, if it offers that facility).

        Please consider, but please do look at full HTML5 offline access for non-mobile users as soon as possible, and then you'll be way better than the competition! Thanks.

      • Adminsashika (Admin, Checkvist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Matej It's on our top priority list now. As soon as we've released the update we're working now (repeating tasks), we'll start working on the new mobile (offline) clients. Hope there'll be good news soon. The browser version could also handle the offline state better, but we'll start with the mobile offline support first, I think.
        Sorry.

      • Matěj Šimek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Checkvist is unstable and unusable on weak mobile internet connection, please reconsider this feature.

      • dashakol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The more we use your great service the more we feel desperately the need for offline version. Please! :)

      • gtdjohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any news on an ETA for this feature?

        I really want to move from TaskPaper to Checkvist but need to know that I can use it when offline.

        With things like wide adoption of Chrome and the Chromebooks getting better and cheaper I think that offline support is increasingly important

        Thanks

      • R.Bhavesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the only thing that I think checkvist misses. Please consider providing support for offline checkvist.

        Kudos and salute to you guys for creating such an awesome application.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there an option to see tasks offline? Why is this taking so long?. What about an iphone app?. i know you cannot provide a ETA at this point, but could you at least let us know if it will be released on 2012?.

      • Mark Carls commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Using CheckVist for a little over a year now and its great except that I can't get to my tasks when not connected. I do a lot of traveling and WiFi is not available all the time. I can browse my lists on my phone, but that interface is just too hard for create/revise/reorganize activities. An offline version that syncs when WiFi is available would be a godsend!!!!!

        Kirill - any ETA for the new mobile HTML5 app or a CheckVist 2.0 app that would support an offline mode which keeps all my lists updated locally (on netbook or iPad) and then syncs the local lists when connected online?

      • Jonathan Newman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An offline version would be fantastic. As an academic and researcher, I frequently turn my wifi off so as to focus better, and would like to be able to access my tasklist offline, update it, and have it resync.

      • SteveTheOcean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here is a quick workaround to add tasks to checkvist when you are offline:
        Open any text editor (I use vim) and create a text description of the tasks.
        Create subtasks by indenting with tab characters.

        When you are back on line use checkvist's import button to add the new tasks.

        I use this but I have not tried anything fancy llke [link:URL:text}; if someone wants to try it I'd love to know if it works.

      • thinkdata commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use the Creately diagramming tool, which runs in the cloud. They have deployed a desktop version (runs in Chrome) and make it a part of their premium service. To be honest I thought I would use it more, but when I do (i.e. in airports and on planes) it is a delight.

      • MarkC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        great app. was using TASKWISE, which has both web-based & offline task mgmt and it kept everything sync'd. unfortunately the developers and parent company stopped supporting it last fall so the sync stopped working. I've been looking for super strong task mgmt software, and CheckVist kicks Taskwise's b.tt!! However, i am frequently offline so a robust offline version that allows sync to the cloud would be awesome. This gets my vote!

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