Offline support. How?
On the Todoist mobile page it says:
"Now you can take Todoist with you wherever you go, with a mobile version you can use on- or offline."
A bit later it says: "[...] whether you’re connected to the web or not."
How that is possible if the android app is not an app, but just a website? Not complaining, it's perfect to use, but if I lose connection the page just stop working immediately.
Where is this offline support and how can I use it?
Asked by Douglas Caixeta on Sep 02, 2011 - 11:18
Douglas Caixeta on Sep 04, 2011 - 11:10
I think it is a valid question and I cannot find the answer anywhere else.
the new mobile version located here: http://todoist.com/m is indeed supposed to support offline work, but unfortunately there have been some issues which may prevent it from working offline.
We're very sorry for the inconvenience and the misunderstanding. Due to the complicated process of developing our mobile apps which is taking longer than we've originally planned, we have released this version as an alternative solution and replacement to the very basic old mobile version (still available here: http://todoist.com/mold ).
We will eventually release a better, fully functional Todoist mobile app which will support offline work.
Again, sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Unknown on Sep 06, 2011 - 08:24
Why isn't this announcement on your web page? Or a support landing page? Or a blog? Or your twitter feed? I left RTM because I thought their customer service was poor. I'm beginning to have the same problem with Todoist.
Douglas Caixeta on Sep 06, 2011 - 12:32
Thank you very much for the reply.
I thought the offline would be by HTML5. But I guess an app is better. Always better to have the app than just a shorcut to the browser.
Looking forward to it. Todoist is already helping me a lot.
Ron Fleming on Sep 12, 2011 - 01:37
I know it's always difficult to give time tables on adding/improving features, but is there any way you could offer a non-binding ballpark estimate on a working offline mobile version? Or at least indicate that it's a top, currently-being-worked-on priority?
I've gone through about 20 different to-do apps looking for one that will really work well for me using GTD, and it seems that Todoist is MILES AWAY the best one for me, with the small caveat that I must know that I have access to it even when I can't get online. And none of the native iOS apps are anywhere near up to snuff; 00% of the web-based functionality just isn't good enough; it's that last 10% where all the other to-do apps/platforms dropped the ball in the first place.
If you can do this for me, you've got a loyal premium customer (and enthusiastic evangelist as well!)
We are currently working on our mobile solutions - - both for smart phones and tablets. It's hard to give an estimate how long this process will take since we are exploring different options and trying to find the best (native apps, HTML5 using Phonegap, Titanium), but it's a top-top priority for us to have great mobile applications and hopefully we will have something awesome to show soon.
Ron Fleming on Sep 12, 2011 - 10:22
Thanks for the reply, Amir.
Let me just say that if you could get the offline operation working with the current mobile app, that would be awesome. I think it's really well-designed in terms of layout and functionality, and of course a universal offline-compatible HTML app makes future development much easier with only one mobile platform to develop for. But any solution of that caliber and quality would be more than welcome!
Unknown on Sep 12, 2011 - 10:26
I'm curious. How did you go from releasing an app "in a week" to now "exploring options"? We have been under the impression that a release was imminent. Is this not so?
What we want is a solution that's good now and 5 years in the future. We are also not satisfied with mediocrity and our current solution isn't that good and we are looking for ways to improve it (by either changing technology or working more on the polishing).
Like I said above, it's a top priority and something we are working a lot on improving so hopefully we will have some good results to show soon.
David McClure on Oct 11, 2011 - 13:37
I'll put my 2 cents worth in for an offline variant of the program. That's what I am looking for as I am not always online when I want to check, change or update plans.
Todd Donatello on Nov 02, 2011 - 17:07
I echo the sentiments above. Not only that but being online kills my battery life. I think ToDoist is hands down the best task management system on the Web. That said, the lack of a reliable native app for Android thus far is extremely frustrating. I am on my phone a LOT, it's always by my side and so it makes the ideal "ubiquitous capture tool" as they would say in GTD parlance. I had fallen off the wagon for awhile and I'm eager to get back on, and I'd like to do it with ToDoist. There is already a solid-looking 3rd party app called TiskTask for Android but I can't even get past the login screen because of a SSL certificate configuration issue @ ToDoist. That has been marked as "answered" in another thread, but it has not been answered as there are those of us out there still having issues. It's been a week now with no response on that front. Frankly, if you are going to drag your heels on developing an Android app, the least you can do is resolve the intermediate CA cert issue so we can use what 3rd party apps are available in the interim. Just my .02.
Unknown on Nov 02, 2011 - 17:10
Are there "ANY" 3rd-party apps that are working right now?
we're very sorry for the delay. As Amir said, quality is our top priority and we're not delaying the release of our mobile app on purpose, but we have to make sure it won't be filled with bugs.
Also, adding offline capabilities (not currently supported on the Todoist website) has required a lot of time and resources in order to optimize it for HTML5.
Again, we're very sorry for the delay and thank you very much for your patience.
Regarding the SSL issue - as the developer of TiskTasks mentioned http://todoist.com/Support/showQuestion/651/ a root certificate update for your phone's OS may be required in order to recognize the new Todoist's certificate. Still, we will further investigate this issue.
Also, please note that the "answered" mark is being displayed automatically whenever a staff member posts a reply in a thread. Sorry for the misunderstanding, we will consider clarifying that in the future :(
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.
Douglas Caixeta on Nov 04, 2011 - 05:10
That is great! Give us hope. Looking forward for the Android version, since I don't have iPhone.
if you're referring to the Todoist for Outlook plugin, simply install it from here: http://todoist.com/outlook
If you're referring to the calendar sync, you can watch this instructional video showing an integration with Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGubOy8GuE The Mac Calendar also supports our iCal feed.