Its great update. I've been using raindrop.io since the first launch !!!
Just two feature I need from rain app, please add it:
I need offline app to access my links and organize them without internet.
Export button didn't work. Please fix it.
Thank you so much
Local bookmark preservation can still be displayed under the condition of bad network.
Offline Support is a inevitable feature, Please.
Currently, User cannot see any contents in case of no internet.
Offline read/ view is very important, you may not provide edit facility in offline mode.
-While traveling user can read permanent copy of article/website.
-Users Device may not have internet, However in urgent cases user wants to share the Bookmark link to colleague. This is only possible if Offline read/view is supported in Rain drop app.
This is a very important feature for me because I when I travel the internet connection is not always stable. Also, this will guarantee that I do not lose the articles themselves, not just the bookmarks.
I need your thoughts guys. It will be enough to implement offline access to articles only? Let's say separate screen where you have all the articles you saved, but without collections selector, editing and so on. Just reading and ability to archive and limited search.. like Pocket some say.
In other words I'm pretty sure I can't implement all existing functionality of mobile app in offline mode. But only articles is quite possible and pretty easy to implement.
The only thing that bothers me is that in offline mode application will have different look and feel. This transformation will not happen immediately for sure, there will be probably a banner like "You don't have an internet connection, go to Offline mode?".
Maybe you have better ideas, how this should work?
@Rustem Mussabekov: The current implementation is good enough to me. However, if editing such like manipulate webpage elements, highlighting, underlining are support in the future, it would be great! Therefore Raindrop will be a strong competitor to DEVONthink, but online!
@Rustem Mussabekov: Reading and ability to archive similar to pocket sounds great to me.
But would it be possible to filter by tags on this offline mode. That would make it even better!
And I hope we get to choose which articles to download or if we want to download all, because I wouldn't want to download all the articles I have when I'm on a limited data connection.
@Rustem Mussabekov: at least for me, I’d love to be able to organize my library while offline too. But it sounds like that is the difficult part to implement. You’d have to have some sort of syncing system to resolve the cloud vs local data once the connection is restored.
Maybe have an extra menu option for downloading each bookmark you want? Like in the icon bar when you multi-select, you have move, delete, favorite, etc... just add a “save offline” icon button.
Id imagine offline mode still being the same view of the app, but with a small bar at the top or a different background color to indicate you are offline. Then all the navigation and menu options that are unavailable can simply be greyed-out. You could have a special System collection to indicate offline bookmarks rather than having a whole new view or tab along the main nav.
@Rini Vijayakumari: agreed with rini's opinion, because if you have thousand bookmarks then download all seems consume lot of data unless there is option to auto download on wifi like google :p
@Rustem Mussabekov: My main use of offline access is not of being able to read something when the internet is down, this pretty much never happens or it is temporary. The most important thing for me is to be able to save a text before it disappears and read it even if it is not accessible online anymore. It's like a copy from online and paste into my own archive file, where I can access it anytime. I just need to see my whole library with all my tags, and when I try to access smth that's not available anymore, to be prompted with "see your archive of this article". Bare text is good enough.
It's been a while since I thought about any of this nonsense, but is a small webserver implementation like Tomcat worth trying? It could mirror the site for later offline use easily and there are lots of super lightweight web servers available. Just a thought, you wouldn't compromise any of the formatting and as a bonus you could knacker up the annoying ads.
@Rustem Mussabekov: The most important part for me is the reading of articles. Being able to search and filter would be a close second. Organising and editing can happen when back online.
If there needs to be the banner than so be it.
The most crucial thing is not being forced to manually sync before going offline, so that sync of offline articles should ideally happen in the background.
@Brian Greene: Offline mode means there is no server. All logic need to be implemented locally. The most difficult part is to sync local changes with cloud, when you go back online, that means fixing conflicts, synchronization and so on. If you go deeper, there is so much logic need to be implemented.
But you probably talking about permanent copy of link? If so this feature already implemented https://better.raindrop.io/feature-requests/p/ability-to-cache-websites
@Jon Bjornn: Thats the ideal offline mode, when the app works the same and after go online everything sync back to server. But it needs to change all existing logic entirely on client and on the server. I can't imagine how much work it require. Maybe in future this would be possible
@Onutz .Verde: This feature already implemented, it called Permanent copy https://better.raindrop.io/feature-requests/p/ability-to-cache-websites
@Zee M Kane: Agree. Main reason to have offline mode is to be able to read articles in airplane or train
@Rustem Mussabekov: I understand the confusion Rustem, but no. The webserver is a local piece of lightweight integration that serves the loopback address. So, Tomcat (or whatever you choose to use) can store LOCALLY from a remote page and then serve it to the loopback address. This is one step above rudimentary caching because the server module (which again, is local) can run server side includes and dish them up to 0.0.0.0/0 or the loopback address on the local device.
@Rustem Mussabekov: I’ve noticed, and I’m really happy with it. But then I misunderstood your question. If it’s not about Permanent Copy, what is it about, local save for offline reading? Then maybe you can have the users manually choose what should be available for offline reading, or simply create a special folder / tag “offline”?
@Rustem Mussabekov: totally understand. I think it’s impressive what you are able to accomplish and ship out as the (only?) primary developer for Raindrop. I think we’d all be happy with a much simpler version of an offline mode just for articles, that probably fits most use cases for people that are requesting the feature.
@Rustem Mussabekov: I am OK with having only a subset of bookmarks offline, but not sure if articles are the right "filter". I save a lot of articles from web but only few of them are recognized as articles by raindrop. So for me this kind of "filter" is not reliable because I cannot control what is recongized as article.
Maybe the favorite links could be an option. Or a special pre-existing tag "offline".
Thanks for considering this feature, it will be a killer one!
My dream app would be something like Pocket included inside raindrop.io. The simplicity of Pocket for offline reading, but great organization and ability to grab links from the internet like this app.
Dear lord yes, this should of already been done
Yes pls offline mode for it.
Offline support please!
+1 for offline support