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Todoist Offline


When I am offline and I open Todoist after starting the computer, it tries to get a connection with the Website and does not open the infopage.
If TODOIST is already open, and I go offline then, it works fine.

How can I fix this.

Thank you

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David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 04, 2013 - 12:41 UTC

Hello Susanne,

Unfortunately, that's how the HTML5 offline mode works - if you lose your connection with Todoist opened, you can continue working with it, if you're offline as you launch it, it won't work in most cases.

Our new Windows app (the update will be published soon) will launch offline, our mobile apps do too, but on other platforms, Todoist needs to connect first.

Best regards,

Daniel Seidel
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 22:24 UTC

Hello there,

will the Mac app at any time soon support offline launch?

Thank you!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 22, 2014 - 22:26 UTC


I would not say anytime soon, but if HTML5 improves, then we do hope to improve it as well.


Roger Backhouse premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 09:45 UTC

Has there been any progress on this? It seems that the Android and iOS apps can both be started when offline, so it is puzzling, to someone who knows nothing about HTML5, why this is not possible in the OS-X version.


Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 10:27 UTC

Hi Roger,

We support offline in our Mac app as well. You just need to connect to the internet once. Just make sure you're running the latest version of our Mac app. :-)


Roger Backhouse premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 11:53 UTC

Thanks. This worked.

Patrick Honegger premium
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 16:27 UTC

What do you mean with "connect to the internet once"?

I connected many times before. But today, as we had a network shutdown from our net provider, I had to wait nearly one minute until the app on mac os opened in offline-mode.

Version 6.0.3

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 12, 2014 - 19:50 UTC

Hello Patrick,

Connecting once is required so that you can log in. Once you're logged in and never manually log out, you'll be able to use the app without a connection.

It shouldn't take a whole minute before it would launch offline, though, was the network outage a "full" outage as in - there was no connection at all, or was it a disruption so there was a local connection, but not outside to the internet (so that the app might have seen you as being online and tried to connect rather than give up instantly seeing your computer being completely offline?


Patrick Honegger premium
Replied on Dec 13, 2014 - 11:04 UTC

Hi David

I had connection to the router but not to the internet. And that was already the case when starting Todoist.

The attached screen is what I saw for about one minute.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Dec 13, 2014 - 15:40 UTC

Hi Patrick,

Are you using the Mac App Store version or the direct download version? I just did a quick test by quitting the Mac app and turning off wifi and the app just launched fine. Can you maybe try doing the same test and see if you still get the same behavior?