Webflow Desktop / Offline Application

Create a desktop/offline version of Webflow, to be used when traveling or with bad internet connections.

  • Kyle Kilat
  • Dec 16 2016
  • Reviewed
  • Jan 19, 2021

    Admin response

    Hi all - this is not something on our roadmap at this time due to some of the technical constraints that would place on our product.

    In short, today’s browser-based version of Webflow is essentially a browser within a browser — which means our product can leverage the power of the browser to show you how designs function directly as you build. Furthermore, at present our updates are pushed live to all customers, and supporting an offline version would require a major shift to release based updates that would require new software downloads as the product evolves. Because this shift would require so much technical overhaul, this request is not prioritized over more pressing features/functionality that our customers have requested elsewhere, including this wishlist.

  • David Joyal commented
    24 Apr 07:07pm

    Still want this...

  • Wageesha Denuwan commented
    25 Mar 07:49am

    what


  • Frank Filipplli commented
    4 Feb 06:56pm

    I completely agree, it's not really needed...

    So when is webflow going to start completing some of these "more pressing features/functionality that customers have requested"? Because I haven't seen any real progress on this overpriced platform in over 5 years! Care to explain way?

  • Nikita Vyutnov commented
    9 Nov, 2023 02:05pm

    Agree with the admin in some sense. Webflow reflects real browser behaviour, this is actually a core idea of website development tool. But I had another issue with Webflow in browser – sometimes it uses around 2Gb memory so my laptop starts warming up to 90C degrees. Probably you can fix this one to make developing experience more sweet. Cheers.

  • Brennan Burch commented
    23 Jun, 2023 04:29pm

    This really should be a MASSIVE priority, especially considering how AWS tanks hard a couple times a year and shuts users out for sometimes up to a week and we lose work in the process.

  • Giuseppe Legrottaglie commented
    1 Dec, 2022 11:34am

    It would be very useful to convert Webflow to Chrome Web App so that you can install it on Mac easily while keeping all Web features and extensions.

    It is a feature already used extensively on the Web by, for example, Google and Microsoft

  • DeAndre Holland commented
    28 Nov, 2022 02:24am

    This can be good and bad; need to work in the browser to test websites but would love an app to make Webflow run more smoothly.

  • Dhennis Lim commented
    15 Nov, 2022 08:57pm

    we need to work everywhere, with internet or with out internet so application in laptop may come in hand. thanks webflow... I love webflow so much😉😍

  • Jeremiah Steninger commented
    4 Aug, 2022 11:15pm

    Gareth Higham makes a good point. At least say you will pass it along to the team.

  • Mario P. commented
    22 Jun, 2022 12:55pm

    This would be great. Similar to the Adwords desktop editor. It's fast! You make changes on your desktop aplication, and then push them online. This new editor will also eliminate the 100 page limit.

  • Juan Carlzon commented
    1 Jun, 2022 02:16pm

    ok, if count votes, this is only third on the list of requests… so how much are you actually prioritising features requests from users?

  • AHMER ALI commented
    18 May, 2022 08:02am
    Make desktop application of Webflow
  • Alicia Leroux commented
    23 Sep, 2021 09:18am

    Create a desktop/offline version of Webflow, to be used when traveling or with bad internet connections.

  • Gareth Higham commented
    25 Aug, 2021 10:27am

    Simply because; no one can work anywhere on webflow.


    that is a HUGE deal for freelancers or studio employees working from home/abroad.


    Local offline editing, I would say, is an essential feature we miss, compared to WordPress and other systems that give us the ability to work anywhere in the world by installing a remote server on our hard drive.


    Slow or unreliable internet makes webflow unusable and is found outside of cities and towns. We have installed a satellite connection in one of our regular locations away from the office; however, the download speed is fine, but the ping(back and forth) is slow.

    So yes, one huge upvote for the many users working away from high-speed internet.


    I'm not bothered if it's an app, browser plugg-in, browser cache or anything

  • Kieran Reid commented
    9 Jul, 2021 01:25am

    Wow really, why so many upvotes!? Disagree.

    Desktop app is not even needed, not gonna help anyones workflow, if anything it'll just slow down the Webflow product/dev team, more software s**t to maintain, update and OS's to support...

    There so many other (more important) functional, platform and technical limitations on the Wishlist that are much higher priority than a desktop app IMHO.

  • Felipe Echandi commented
    21 Jan, 2021 05:14am

    Technical limitations? How does Figma have an offline app then?

  • Damien Northmore commented
    19 Jan, 2021 05:07pm

    Curious, Figma seems to have nailed the browser and desktop functionality... offline updates sync when connected. May be worth looking at how that's done. With such a large user base Webflow has it would no doubt be a hit!

  • Colin Simmons commented
    19 Jan, 2021 04:53pm

    Appreciate the response and I, too, would rather have the functionality mentioned (browser-within-a-browser) than software downloads. Membership and other wishlist items are way more important to me!

  • Andrew Coderre commented
    19 Jan, 2021 04:46pm

    @Admin

    Hi all - this is not something on our roadmap at this time due to some of the technical constraints that would place on our product.

    In short, today’s browser-based version of Webflow is essentially a browser within a browser — which means our product can leverage the power of the browser to show you how designs function directly as you build. Furthermore, at present our updates are pushed live to all customers, and supporting an offline version would require a major shift to release based updates that would require new software downloads as the product evolves. Because this shift would require so much technical overhaul, this request is not prioritized over more pressing features/functionality that our customers have requested elsewhere, including this wishlist.

    Thanks for this response, although i'd love to have it that makes sense to me. I'll sacrifice this for other features.

  • Alejandro Medina commented
    10 Jan, 2021 09:23pm

    it's time

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