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Offline planned
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Let me author and view notes when I'm offline or have poor internet connectively. Super useful for plane flights, commuting, etc.
Definite yes!
Adam, 1 year ago
This is something that should be there from day one, having this at the earliest would be better
Zia ul, 1 year ago
Yes please!
Norbert, 1 year ago
this is some thing that should be avalible from day 1st..
Muhammad, 1 year ago
For me offline is not as important as some other requests, but because it is planned anyway, here are some thoughts.

I can see two possible approaches here. First: everything from your account is automatically mirrored in your device. This is probably what the author of the request wants...? (Basically, you use Notejoy over internet, but if you happen to be offline, you can magically still work with everything). Big plus with this is that it solves the problem that you are often offline in the worst time and when you don't expect it, but it has some bad sides - right now I can think of:

- it takes space on your device - that is not problem if you have small library, but Notejoy is built to have many notebooks shared with loads of people where you can attach whatever you want to the notes. If you will use it a lot in the way how is it meant, you will soon have tens or hundreds of GB of your data and I personally would not want this to eat space on my devices.

- synchronization transfers - again not a problem if you share one shopping list with your darling, but for people who collaborate with lots of files, it would mean constant synchronization as others would upload and change stuff in the notes. Not a problem if you sit in office on your optical line, but if you travel a lot, your cellular data plan would be sucked out in a blink, not to mention impact on your battery.

- synchronization conflicts - you go offline for few hours, you edit some shared notes, you go online. While you were offline, other people who share the notes with you edited them too in ways that overlap with what you did - now you have conflicts and the notes cannot be synchronized automatically, because Notejoy cannot decide which change should stay. This can be partially solved: in a lazy way - app says that there are two versions and you (or someone else) have to choose which one to keep (so you basically destroy the work of you or the other people who worked on it), or in way more time consuming for you: the app shows list of all changes and you have to approve them one after one.

Because of these reasons, if the offline mode is planned be solved by full mirroring, I would really want it to be optional (some switch in Settings, or even better as an option for each library, folder and note, so you would be able to set exactly what should be available offline and what not).

The second approach of offline is much easier to implement (so it can be done way faster - you have to consider that current apps are probably mostly wrapper for the website), but it does not contain that "if I go offline, I have still everything available". The idea is to add to the account another library called for example "Offline", which would store data files in some folder in your device and not on Notejoy's server. While online, you would be able to freely move notes (or whole folders) between this offline library and other libraries on the server (so if you would know you will travel several hours in plane, you would be able to "download" this way notes for offline work, and after the flight you would be able to return the notes to the original server libraries). When offline, the app would show only this offline library, but you would be able to work in it like in regular libraries - create new notes, edit existing, attach files etc.

This approach of offline can actually solve another request, which is library archiving (meant in your computer). You should be able to set whole libraries offline - such library would then move to the Offline library as a new special folder (and it would be possible to revert it back to the regular library with a command). If the data folder for Offline library would be well structured and everything properly named, then it should be possible for you just open the data folder and drag out everything you want to archive (and then for example burn it on DVD and delete from computer).
Tonda, 1 year ago
Great contribution, Tonda! Thank you.

I guess Dropbox on iPad (one example among many) works just like you suggest, and it perfectly fits the need of many, at least mine!
Alain, 1 year ago
This one is a must. Otherwise, we can not claim we're using the best productivity tool (how would you be productive if you can't do anything if you're in a bad or no internet connection environment)
Indratno, 1 year ago
a must... when you are in quick meetings and there is no internet.. and you want to create notes... what is the solution? we dont want to open another notes app right? :)
Kernan, 1 year ago
A really important feature! :( My notes (text notes) weren't saved several times due to connection problems :(
Amy, 1 year ago
offline...super valuable to get this done
Eric, 1 year ago
yep, no-go requirement. Not having offline capability reduces the value significantly, considering how much I don't have Internet access while traveling.

I'm happy to see this high on the list. The next question is, for when it is planned, i.e., are you working on it and can give us an eta?
Stefan, 1 year ago
... and with regard to Tonda's comment: my Evernote library (total data + software) currently takes about 7GB, and these are notes from 10 years including images and documents (PDFs, etc.)

Switching off sync sounds like a great option for folks who don't need it. I don't care about the space. I know people who's music and image library is several times that size ... on a work computer ;-)
Stefan, 1 year ago
Yes please! Offline access would be great!!!
Andy, 1 year ago
This is really important. Hope to see this get implemented in a future update.
Aaron, 1 year ago
Looking forward to having this feature!
Marcin, 1 year ago
It would be great if we could see a time plan for feature implementation! We would love to expand the NoteJoy usage and move away from Evernote but Offline feature is the main blocker.
Karthik, 1 year ago
Really hope this gets top priority. I've lost data twice now due to Notejoy behaving badly with intermittent connectivity, and have already had to start moving my notes back to Bear and Evernote because I cannot afford to lose data. :(
Taylor, 1 year ago
Agree
Patrice, 1 year ago
yes please
Zunaid, 1 year ago
Yes please. I think this feature is important to many users like us, the ability to access and use our Notejoy where there is no internet connectivity. Hope to see this feature soon. :)
Donald, 1 year ago
An offline mode is necessary
William, 11 months ago
+1
Dmitry, 11 months ago
Valuable for the many of the reasons already cited. Helps me prepare for meetings while on in a car, train or plane.
Jon, 10 months ago
Definite yes. I need this! Find myself reaching for Evernote (!!) when I'm offline. I use Notejoy because of encryption so would (obviously) rather use this.
Eric, 10 months ago
Lack of offline is why I stopped using Notejoy after 1 day. I was trying to take notes during a meeting at a coffee shop and failed. It was awkward. I had to pause the conversation while I fumbled around to connect to wifi. Working offline doesn't happen every day, but it happens often enough that it's a dealbreaker for me.
Jang, 8 months ago
An absolute must to have all notes available offline. If I'm flying and have no connection, what do I do? Every other note-taking app has an offline mode, and you need to have it too. This app isn't as much use to me as I thought unless you have this feature...
Gwyn, 7 months ago
Please do this!!! We already wait so long for it. We love Notejoy and would be very sad to leave this tool just because we cannot always be connected to the internet when we need to write something down...
Robin, 7 months ago
Offline mode would be so helpfull! Could transfer all my notes to Notejoy then... Thank you so much, for your awesome product!
David, 7 months ago
yes this is a MUST have
Mark, 7 months ago
This would also make local backups seamless, as our libraries would get backed up with our local drive, using whatever backup software we prefer. No need for exporting.
Prokopis, 6 months ago
I agree, this is a MUST HAVE!
Vaughan, 5 months ago
PLEASE
Kayleigh, 4 months ago
I would like to have this available as sometimes I will need to create/edit notes while I'm at my cabin.
Jen, 3 months ago
Please implement that!
Tina, 3 months ago
How is this planned over a year ago and nothing has happened. I have to use google keep for this and i may just go over to them
May, 2 months ago
+1
Arvind, 1 month ago
Offline access is a must-have requirement for segments in New York who are thwarted by underground subway systems. Also, many structures block data and if they dont have their own wifi. You are screwed.

Some solution polution:
If notejoy creates a temporary file, (while the order of changes and updates are also preserved) when notejoy detects wifi connection it can make the updates. Notejoy should display in bold text (in a space preserved for app status) that "update will occur upon wifi connection/try again?"
Flat, 3 weeks ago
Any updates on this?
Erik, 3 weeks ago
Honestly, I'm surprised that this isn't implemented yet. It's a must-have feature.

The other day I had to work without internet, so I had to create a temporary text-file, and copy it back later into Notejoy, then recreate the formating. That's time lost on stupid things.

Please inform us how things are progressing on this.
Edin, 2 weeks ago