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Can we get Podio off line?

Our clients are increasingly asking about this when we encourage them to work more collaboratively and its is becoming a critical factor in their adoption of the platform

Hazel Tiffany Answered

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Good idea; no design issues involved, you could just port the iPad App.:-)

I would also welcome an offline app since this would create a local backup of all your Data on Podio. Although I trust you guys I'd sleep better with a sync to my HD. Dropbox style.

Fritz Feger 1 vote
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I use London Underground - no internet access there. Especially when coming back from meetings journey time would be perfect to add notes, tasks etc. into the system. Unfortunately, I can't as podio needs internet access.

What I would imagine is that it will sync automatically when I'm back online. Any chances?

Lukas Brzozowski 0 votes
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It would be great to have offline access to turn on and off viewing for selected apps?

e.g. if you have staff working in off-line areas it would be great to switch to offline viewing. This way you will have the information relevant to your mission: project visualizations, construction drawings, work plans, project plans, contact persons, details on agreements, meetings etc.

You would even be able to continue posting contents to your selected apps offline. This way Podio could autosync when online again, getting back in touch with fresh data from the field. If only selected apps are synced then it wouldn't require more than 100-500 mb of smartphone storage.

Jonas Dunkan 0 votes
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Offline availability for Podio would be great for users who go to coffee shops/hospitals or other places which have no access to wifi internet although users can continue being productive and updated...

George Stamatis 0 votes
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Hey Jonas, good suggestion but a complicated one. 

I'll forward it to our mobile team! 

/Gustav - Podio

Gustav Jonsson 0 votes
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Hi Gustav, much appreciated. We are a large group interested in this matter, and we would love to participate in developing this option.

Best regards Jonas, Roskilde Festival

Jonas Dunkan 0 votes
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+1 for offline like  me too suffer from no Internet on London Underground & Overground rail!

Lawrence Griffiths 0 votes
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Please add off-line functionality, this will improve the platform 500%, imagine entering surveys or shop inspections inside a shop were wifi or 3g is not available. Now we cannot use Podio and have to use custom made applications in order to have off-line functionality.

Ronald Langens 0 votes
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great tool ... but ... offline functionality is a must ... impossible to use Podio fully without this Funktion.

Torsten Nagengast 0 votes
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Thanks for super app.

Offline mode is necessary, please answer us, is this feature in your plans and when this will be implemented?

Павел Пономарев 0 votes
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Hey all,

We don't have any solid plans on this yet but understand your need. Please keep the feedback coming (use the thumbs up vote above) to let us know that you need this feature.

I can't make any promises but we appreciate all the inputs we can get.

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen -4 votes
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+1 from me. I have been telling a client about how good Podio is and how flexible it would be for them, but not having an offline mode does make it unusable for their operational requirements. Not only that, for many businesses, the concern would be not having a local copy of the data. I know you can export data from each app to Excel, but that is not the same.

 

Could something like this not be implemented by having a Dropbox type set up, so that data is first synched to the storage area on the computer, then immediately synched to the Podio cloud storage?

Peter Lunn 0 votes
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Offline functionality would turn Podio from being a "very good" tool to being an absolute killer application. I am just about to do a 10 hour flight and cant work on any of my software development Roadmap which is all Podio based : (

Brian Hooper 0 votes
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Impressed with the project having just started trialing it, however working across the UK and spending at least of half of my time in areas with no connection having an offline mode is pretty essential, being restricted to having half of my time when I cannot make comments, assign jobs/tasks to any staff or start new projects etc etc might just be too limiting for us, we would really need an offline mode or App. 

Danny 0 votes
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I sent in a suggestion for a desktop app for macs as it would benefit our work flow as a design agency,

This may also allow you to access information on the go when there is no internet so when you do have internet it can update any changes you made while offline.

nicole manville 0 votes
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We spend many days at sea conducting research, where it would be wonderful to upload results to Podio. On arrival at port & then home, tasks waiting for us grab our attention, and while tending to them our colleagues are pacing. We upload images to Dropbox at sea, it automatically takes care of sending them to colleagues as we approach port, we would be so happy to have Podio do the same.

Karey Kumli 0 votes
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Off Line is an absolute must….as much as we'd all love to be connected 24/7 this can not be the case (even in big cities).  I often work in a plane and in the car when traveling with colleagues and without access to all my latest stuff my productivity will fall of a cliff.  We will have to stick with Daylite until Podio provides off-line availability.

Simon Spence 0 votes
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How is offline functionality not already developed for this tool? Every app I use for collecting data in the field parks the input and syncs it when wifi is connected.  If Podio developed offline capability in the next 90 days I would insist every new client of mine signs up as a Podio user. There is NO way any clients of mine would use Podio without offline capability.  Seriously folks, just get this done. I could "crowd finance" the solution myself within 60 days, what's the hold up? This is not a "nice to have" feature, it is a "must have"!

Doug Crann 1 vote
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How is offline functionality not already developed for this tool? Every app I use for collecting data in the field parks the input and syncs it when wifi is connected.  If Podio developed offline capability in the next 90 days I would insist every new client of mine signs up as a Podio user. There is NO way any clients of mine would use Podio without offline capability.  Seriously folks, just get this done. I could "crowd finance" the solution myself within 60 days, what's the hold up? This is not a "nice to have" feature, it is a "must have"!

Doug Crann 1 vote
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How is offline functionality not already developed for this tool? Every app I use for collecting data in the field parks the input and syncs it when wifi is connected.  If Podio developed offline capability in the next 90 days I would insist every new client of mine signs up as a Podio user. There is NO way any clients of mine would use Podio without offline capability.  Seriously folks, just get this done. I could "crowd finance" the solution myself within 60 days, what's the hold up? This is not a "nice to have" feature, it is a "must have"!

Doug Crann 1 vote
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Hey Doug,

As we are working more towards real-time features such as chat, real-time commenting, and video chat we don't have any current plans to add off-line functionality. I understand why it it could be useful though, thanks for adding your vote :)

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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Sara - I'm amazed by this response to be honest. I posted this request initially so of course this is something I care about. But you are getting consistent confirmation that this REALLY matters to your customers. Podio is all about helping people work better and we are telling you what it takes to get our users and customers to work better. Yes, we love the idea of real time stuff BUT many of our customers - the people we advocate Podio to - are still at first base and they can't avoid the off line realities. This lack - that other tools are recognising lives alongside of their real time benefits - could cost Podio dearly as other platforms start to offer this range of functionality. My company has been with Podio from the very beginning but there will come a time we have to make a choice and we will put our customers first. I'd love to stay loyal to your platform - but that requires you guys to take notice of this and respond beyond a recognition that this 'could be useful'. I think many of us are telling you its essential.

Hazel Tiffany 1 vote
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Sara, I have to agree whole heartedly with Hazel. Its like you have been reading these comments since November and keep acknowledging with the same thread. Its making me wonder if staying with your tool is the right strategy. If I don't get a more confident and deliberate responce I may need to keep shopping for the right solution. (so close to being usable, its a shame really). I need a yes or no answer and an expected time line if there is any possibility this can work. Sorry to be so blunt but I cant afford not to be a leader in my industry.

Doug Crann 2 votes