Native mobile app
Native apps are much more convenient. If the new mobile page is all html5/css3, something like phonegap might make it easy to port
MÅNEMANN MÅNEMANN commented
In Safari for ios you can add a home screen icon by opening the share menu and pressing 'Add to home screen'. This opens Checkvist without browser frames and really feels like a 'real' app. It doesn't add Siri integration, but personally I don't miss that, maybe because I don't have a car.
I am coming to use Checkvist so much it would be great to be able to add items with Siri while driving
Thanks for your comment and for the support of PWA way :)
We definitely not going to rewrite the app into native one, rather we may provide a native wrapper for the PWA app at some point, when we'll consider it mature enough (we need traffic from Apple/Google stores anyway :)
Jayesh Bhoot commented
I may be in the minority here, but I find the Progressive Web App very useful. Its the most fluid and responsive PWA I have used. The features like due date list are thoughtfully integrated.
In any case, you have already marched on the path of PWA and have come so far,. I would rather have a functional app than a native app. There are a lot of essential features missing in the current mobile app, like moving a list item across the lists, adding notes, viewing attachments, etc., which cripple the mobile app experience.
Just in case - for Android there is a solution to add tasks to Checkvist with the voice. Please read more here: http://blog.checkvist.com/post/166211586218/android-note-to-self-to-checkvist-voice-command
The advantage of a native mobile app is integration with Siri/Google assistant.
Being able to tell my phone to add a task with voice would be incredible.
Hi Violeta, I've answered directly via e-mail.
Violeta Colombara commented
Hi there, I can't install the mobile app on my phone. I have a galaxy 8 plus. The problem seems that the phone's browser logs me into checkvist every time. Even when I sign out and try again, I'm once again logged in. And since you've created this new app, the old mobile version no longer works on my phone. I can no longer add item. I just get lines of broken text. I've used checkvist for years but this is a big problem.
I would definitely pay for a quality native app. Quality means: Reliant offlinemode / syncing like the workflowy ios app and fast navigation with touch gestures like the ios email app. Also feature completeness or at least good search/sort/add/remove features would help a lot in every day usage.
@tom thanks a lot for the kind words :) We'll work further on our mobile app to make it even better!
I actually find the new html5 app total awesome ! Much better than every native app that I have tested. It is fluid, fast, no bugs, very quick sync... you could use a browser shortcut to make a rapid task entry. With android I also use the speak recognition.
The last time I gave a look to checkvist was in 2014... I have to say the development team have made a great job.
I am still working with MLO that is also a very good tool, but the simplicity of checkvist is very appealing. ...
Andrew, thanks a lot for the heads up regarding AppCache deprecation - I wasn't aware about it :(
And thanks for sharing your wrapper - some people may find it useful.
Andrew Kallmeyer commented
I'm using firefox for android and it continually forgets my password. Plus it opens up the page in a new tab. The AppCache thing just doesn't really work very well. Not to mention it is deprecated: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Using_the_application_cache
I have now made a silly wrapper app for android that just loads m.checkvist.com in a WebView and it seems to work much better for me (although I haven't bothered to make it work offline). I will not be putting this on the Android market but I have made the code public domain so you guys can use it if you want.
If anyone wants to try it: https://github.com/Fsmv/Unofficial-Checkvist-Wrapper/releases/tag/1.0
Please try http://m.checkvist.com, when saved to home screen it saves the password and does not require re-typing it. It also provides offline access to your data.
Andrew Kallmeyer commented
All we need, at least as a start, is the current mobile website in a web view app so it saves my password. No need to use a big library like phone gap, it's very easy to make native apps like this. In fact I may just do it myself so I don't have to wait.
Hi ! your product has really nice principles...
...Quick capture an idea is the main thing I need, and for this a mobile app with a clipper fonctionality or a "share to" / "send to" Checkvist would be great.
So any message or url or anything from a mobile app supporting the "share to" could be record by Checkvist.
...the same idea would be nice for a Chrome Clipper ("add to Checkvist")
thanks a lot!
Adminsashika (Admin, Checkvist) commented
Actually all you need to get rid of the browser tab and the browser toolbar is to add Checkvist mobile app to 'Home Screen', as described in the instructions here https://checkvist.com/auth/mobile
After that you'll enter your credentials just once and then start Checkvist by tapping the Checkvist app icon on the home screen, just like you do it with a native app.
Hope this helps :)
I'd definitely like to see it wrapped with phonegap.
Mostly to separate everyday app from browser tabs, to make sure credentials are entered once, and never lost and to get rid of browser address bar. :)
Samuel Tremblay commented
I really love checkvist and I tried a lot of other task manager applications out there and I think checkvist is by far the best. I would definitely pay for a month subscription and use checkvist as a workhorse for my work but I'm 2 hours each day in the train and the web mobile app seriously lack of features to be able to do my job. I will sadly have to resigned myself to look for another application just because of that. The other solution would be to develop my own application with your API (I'm a developer to) but it would eat a lot of my free time.
Peter Thompson commented
Just to be *that guy*, I much prefer a robust mobile set to an app, as I can't open linked content in new "tabs" or "windows" like I can with a browser. I find this to be a major shortcoming.