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
  • Future
  • 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.

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  • Felipe Echandi commented
    21 Jan 05:14am

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

  • Damien Northmore commented
    19 Jan 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 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 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 09:23pm

    it's time

  • Atanas Malamov commented
    13 Dec, 2020 07:56am

    Yes, please! This will be very helpful while traveling, especially flying!

  • Boudjema Adjaoud commented
    29 Oct, 2020 12:57pm

    Je suis complètement d'accord Ça serait vraiment très intéressant de travail auand il n'y a plus de connexion internet

  • Ketly Jean-Pierre commented
    22 Oct, 2020 10:14am

    I agree, this would be a great option for those who have bad internet connections or those who travel quite often, or even just work on right period. I hope this is in the works and will be ready in the near future.

  • Suraj Kumar commented
    18 Oct, 2020 08:32am

    I need it man

  • Nicolas duclos commented
    24 Sep, 2020 07:25pm

    I hope to see a mobile app editor as well to manage our CMS content and our store like Squarespace do.

  • Derick Lemos commented
    18 Sep, 2020 11:07pm

    We need Webflow offline mode As Soon As Possible.

    I need this to be a Digital Nomad that uses Webflow. Or I will change to another platform.

  • Chris Kyle commented
    17 Aug, 2020 10:37pm

    Yes it would be great option for the low net user. I see few websites which loads very fast as well.

  • Ayush Soni commented
    27 Jul, 2020 05:13am

    Yes!

  • Ernest Poletaev commented
    10 Jul, 2020 02:12am

    To Devs: How about PWA? Should make kinda desktop app in "no time"

  • Abir Ahmed commented
    1 Jul, 2020 01:34pm

    I am learning webflow but I am so disappointed not finding any desktop app for webflow, please webflow do something

  • Zakk Kaye commented
    10 Jun, 2020 04:20pm

    I think a mobile CMS editor is a must too! Especially for clients.

  • Allan Argosino commented
    2 Jun, 2020 01:17am

    Can't wait for this :)

  • Ebb Bayarsaikhan commented
    22 May, 2020 08:23am

    Webflow please have a look at the tool called Local by Flywheel. I was with Flywheel before switching to Webflow and their desktop app was brilliant for cases in which you need to build fast or when you are offline. They had staging, edit synchronization between collaborators, and the ability to save entire sites as your own template for faster development towards the next site. This would be killer if you guys could do something like that.

  • Aeric John commented
    21 May, 2020 08:50pm

    This would be great, but unless you're the sole person working on the site, I don't see how it would work without some kind of version control system that allows for diffing and merging changes made by users while you were offline (which would be a massive undertaking, but also incredibly useful.)

    At the very least Webflow needs to add the feature Wix has that alerts one that someone else has opened the designer while you already have it open so you're not overwriting each other's modifications.

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