An Offline, Desktop App for WorkFlowy

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Offline. That magical word. We’ve been promising it for years, and now, finally, you can use WorkFlowy in a plane, train or automobile. In the subway, under the ocean, in the desert. With a frog, in a bog, on a log. And so forth.

We’ve been using the desktop app internally for several months. I personally use it almost exclusively now, and am really happy with it.  There’s one caveat, though. We built the desktop application on top of Google’s Chrome browser. You don’t need to use Chrome to use the app, but you do need to have Chrome installed. Hopefully that isn’t too much of an annoyance for you. If it is, we’re looking into launching a desktop app that doesn’t require Chrome, but we can’t say exactly when we’ll get to that.

Oh, and one more thing. Offline is free. We’ve been saying offline would require a WorkFlowy Pro account, but we decided it was too important a feature and that everybody needed it. So, you are welcome. And also, you should still pay us, because, otherwise how will we feed our families? How will we keep WorkFlowy going?

So, what are you waiting for?

Install WorkFlowy Desktop

116 thoughts on “An Offline, Desktop App for WorkFlowy”

  1. I just installed the desktop app on Windows and I’m trying to find out whether it is using a local copy of my WF list on my harddrive.

    I want to be able to:

    – work locally if I want to when no connection is available (no need to log into the server

    – have all my changes sync up to the server when I connect again

    – have a local copy of my WF list locally on my drive so I can back that up here on my RAID. Dropbox backups are nice, but they are dependent on being connected.

    Does this do all that? Thanks

    1. It does everything except the last, because your WF isn’t stored in a particular file that is easy to back up, but in a database that is built into the application.

    1. Me too. I’m a big fan but I’m looking for an alternative service with native client just for that. I don’t use Chrome and I hate to have it open. Besides, Chrome process is using too much resources for my taste.

  2. This is great but I can’t figure out how to launch the app without going through the Chrome Web Store – are you able to point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks

    1. Yeah, this is the big downside of the Chrome app system. I launch it on mac with a keyboard shortcut command+space then search for “WorkFlowy” and hit enter. There may be a windows equivalent. In Chrome itself, there’s an “Apps” section in the bookmarks bar, at the left, and it is in there. Or you can find it in “Extensions” within the “Window” menu.

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