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Offline mode



This is more comment/request than question. The lack of support for offline mode is quite problematic for anyone who travels. Sitting on a plane is a great time to reflect on things to do. I love todoist, but I will sadly leave soon if offline support does not become available.

I should note that I would be happy to use an iPhone/iPad app to work offline. However, I have not found anything reliable. Doings is apparently quite problematic, doing more harm than good lately, based on current reviews. I also found Todoist Wall, but could not get this to work after multiple attempts on multiple platforms using password or web api key; login appears to succeed, but nothing is synced.

I'm preparing for a vacation flight, with many tasks to organize while in transit. Instead, I will be doing that organization during my vacation time. Hoping for a better situation soon, else...gotta move on to another task manager.


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Brian Curless
Replied on Jul 16, 2011 - 10:16 UTC

I would add that I have considered moving to the paid version of Todoist, but without offline mode, I can't imagine doing so.


David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 16, 2011 - 11:09 UTC

Hello Brian,

thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and will consider releasing offline versions of Todoist for both - PC/Mac and mobile devices in the future.

You're welcome to post this suggestion in our Votebox:

Best regards,

Brian Curless
Replied on Jul 16, 2011 - 12:00 UTC

I posted on the votebox.

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 04, 2011 - 08:31 UTC


We are pleased to announce that the Todoist Mobile application for iOS is now available at the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/todoist/id476672770?ls=1&mt=8

It can be downloaded for FREE. It's compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later). Beside all standard Todoist's features, Todoist for iOS also includes OFFLINE SYNC.

We will soon release the Android version as well and will notify you once it's been published.

Thank you for your patience and continued support, we hope this App will increase your productivity and provide a great extension for Todoist's functionality which we will continue to develop according to your suggestions and feature requests posted in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

If you have any questions or suggestions for the improvement of this App or experience any issues with it, please post them in this thread: http://todoist.com/Support/showQuestion/720/
We appreciate any feedback.

Best regards,

C22Tech premium
Replied on Feb 14, 2012 - 14:33 UTC

Any word on an offline version for Windows or Mac? The mobile apps are a great help but for organizing and entering long lists of tasks it would be nice to use a keyboard/mouse combo.

I found another link pointing to an HTML 5 offline setup. Is that available or coming sometime soon?

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 14, 2012 - 17:12 UTC


although we will certainly consider releasing a stand-alone application in the future, for now we're working on full offline support for the Todoist website.

Right now, you can access Todoist offline using the iOS app and the mobile site http://todoist.com/m Note - the mobile site is also fully accessible (and offline capably) through any browser on a desktop computer supporting HTML5.

Best regards,

Replied on Mar 17, 2012 - 05:44 UTC

Me too for offline access: Mac, Outlook or even full offline support. Spend 2 hours every day on a train, and this would be a huge benefit.

No other application comes close to Todoist otherwise!

Kate Rufener premium
Replied on May 01, 2012 - 18:18 UTC


Can you elaborate (or point me in the direction) on how to use HTML5 for offline and the mobile site? I love the idea, I just don't know where to begin to get it working...

Thank you - so excited for this feature to be included!

David Trey staff
Replied on May 02, 2012 - 06:22 UTC

Hello Kate,

HTML5 is only a technology we've used in the mobile site http://todoist.com/m and it allows you to connect to the site even when you're not connected to a network and then synchronize the changes at a later time.

Unfortunately, for it to work, you need a browser that can handle HTML5 based sites so it can store some of the data in it's cache. When accessing it on your computer, most new browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox should be able to handle HTML5 sites properly. When accessing it through your phone, you'll also need a modern HTML5 compatible browser.

The best option would be to install a couple of browsers on your system and pick the one which will be able to handle the site. The mobile version of Firefox should work fine.

Please note that when you access the site for the first time, you'll have to be connected to the internet so it can download the necessary data and synchronize for the first time.

If you'll need further assistance, feel free to ask anytime.

Best regards,