We would really want to implement this in a new mobile HTML5 app for iphone/android devices first.
The lack of offline support is a deal-breaker for me using Checkvist. I don't have the greatest internet connection and when I've tried to use Checkvist in the past, the page frequently drops the connection when trying to sync and then when it reconnects it dumps what I've just added/changed.
András Novoszáth commented
Used in the browser, the mobile app does not seem to support any keyboard shortcuts. I still sense a need for offline mode. :) Say, in the form of a chrome/chromium app?
We don't have settled plans for this feature in the desktop client yet, unfortunately.
Earn Muse commented
Is a non-mobile based option for this still planned or in the works?
That seems to work nicely Kirill, thanks.
We've fixed case with caching of 'll' popup, but no further changes are planned soon. A workaround so far is to use https://m.checkvist.com, which stores data offline.
Is this still alive, do you plan to support it in near future?
Cheers Kirill, sounds good.
Thanks a lot for describing the problem with 'll' popup, I hope we'll fix it soon (will add offline caching for this data).
Here's one example of something that crops a lot on slow connections:
- 'll' for new list
- type a few letters of known list name (eg. 'inb' for 'inbox')
- hit enter (muscle memory), not noticing that lists popup hasn't populated yet
The result is a new unwanted list called 'inb', that must now be deleted, and the whole process started afresh. This is only one example: many other unwanted events crop up when attempting to rapidly perform a bunch of operations on a few list items.
I suspect offline support is the answer to this, but might be mistaken.
I haven't trawled through all the comments here to see if this point has already been made, but one of crucial advantage of offline support is reducing latency on slow connections.
I live in rural Australia, and under our corrupt alliance of an explicitly anti-tech/science regime and abusive monopolist telco, must suffer ADSL speeds often as low as 100kbps. This makes Checkvist unusable for anything extensive, forcing frequent reversion to a local text document. Offline mode would obviate much of this.
Edo Amin commented
I would like to add another aspect to this request. I actually do like to have online access to the data, but I like to have full control over it, and that would be the result of a Checkvist "offline" mode. Checkvist seems GREAT and totally worth the money as a task outliner, but I don't like that part of the package is that I must use Checkvist's CLOUD. Perhaps I prefer the data to be hosted in Dropbox, or in my private cloud NAS. Also, when I am in my SOHO (which is most of the time) I do not see any reason to have my projects online. I actually found Checkvist when reading reviews on Todo.txt, a model that has no online mode, only offline mode.
Bump. Seriously folks, you don't need to solve the world here as a first step. Just provide basic read only offline support.
Rodrigo F. Souza commented
Offline support has a tremendous value, for any kind of device, even laptop. Having this feature will definitely beat Workflowy
Unfortunately, our policy is not to provide any ETA. Right now, we're working on the mobile/offline Checkvist client, early stage alpha is available via our Google+ community: https://plus.google.com/b/114021845786371597651/+Checkvist/posts/JnDm28gMkB2
Work in progress :)
Please provide an estimated ETA when I can use this product offline on Windows 8.1
Having offline capabilities is key to using this product. I'm willing to pay for it!
Checkvist is awesome, but it's useless on an ipad. Neither the regular site nor the mobile site are even partially usable.
Please add a basic offline version.
Gordie Sands commented
Checkvist is a great app, and we want to use it all the time!! So offline support would be invaluable.
Offline support is most important with mobile devices; my laptop is connected to the internet probably 99% of the time via wifi, so I agree, this should be implemented in a native mobile device app (both tablet and phone).
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!