Create a desktop/offline version of Webflow, to be used when traveling or with bad internet connections.
This would be a HUGE benefit for me! Living in the pine woods of Arkansas with a spotty Internet connection can be problematic.
Maybe it would sync after regaining a strong network connection?
This would truly be a game changer! Especially as I'm working towards opening a physical design shop this year, my biggest worry is if AWS goes down and Webflow is unaccessible. The bigger plus is I can provide design services using only Webflow without a related backup website builder ;)
It's call Offline Pages. Also check out Offline Kiosk - everything you need. No need to build it here.
This was a huge reason we purchased Macaw - would love to see it implemented...
I would avoid this option like the plague personally, It would be one hell of a lot of work and just doesn't sit well with the Webflow way of working.
I would benefit from this HUGELY and I think it would make Webflow as a prototyping tool much stronger!
I mean, I can code a site offline, why not build something in Webflow offline then test it when I get a connection?
This and an ability to import files from Sketch would be AMAZING! then I will def choose Webflow over other prototype tools!!!
I live on hillside on a small Greek island. Internet is 4G, metered, from a mobile phone network. With limited monthly use, an OFFline version of Webflow would be more than useful, and would avoid busting my monthly data cap!
that should be a given nowadays guys...
This idea definitely deserves more attention. It would benefit a lot of users!
Considering the amount of time plugged into Webflow, seems crucial not to have any offline capabilities at all... other similar apps have solutions... even browser plugins.
Heaven forbid I'm on a 12 hour flight, car ride or internet cuts out... kind of leaves you in the dark. 1000% wishlist.
Webflow's stance on this https://forum.webflow.com/t/why-is-webflow-a-hosted-program/2700?u=samliew
I would put all 15 votes in this category if I could. An absolute must!!!!
Webflow is insanely slow once your site is bigger than a basic few pages. During a test at work my internet speed drops from over 40mb to 2mb when I use webflow and just click a button, which means no-one else can use the internet . It is waaaaaay to much of a bandwidth and memory hog. I sometimes wait minutes for it to perform a simple change and unfreeze.
I have no idea why it needs to perform so slowly, surely everything can be stored locally and it is only the specific bit of code that is being updated that needs to be transferred each time, yet I wait while webflow is uploading and it crashes when the memory Webflow is somehow using gets over 2gb?! The developes I showed it were shocked at how it could possibly use that much bandwidth AND be so slow. Come on guys, either speed it up or get it offline.
I would pay double to use this software offline! It just needs a few more basics like flattening classes, multiple copying and pasting, calc, custom breakpoints and the stupid rule of only allowing 100 static pages being removed (I'm being punished for not using CMS!) and then this software would be perfect and I know plenty of designers where it is just these simple features holding them back and allowing offline editing would seal the deal. I bet the webflow userbase would double overnight - and they wouldn't need any extra servers to run it!
We need this a lot ... for us webflow is very heavy and lagged. We need this soon.
Wow! I've went through 80 pages of wishlist and didn't find this, so I've conceder to add an idea and found this!
It's definitely is a must, for example - something like Figma app, where you can load file/project, download it and work offline, when you've got back to wi-fi - changes uploads and project syncs with online application. Even better will be if it's possible to export code directly to local drive, so you'll be able to add it to your project or git repo from local machine, escaping these unnecessary process of exporting-downloading-uploading.
I'd even prefer this feature to some code/css review/editor functionality, it's so important. 'cause if there will be offline version of app and exported code - I'll be able to edit and review it in any editor/IDE I prefer with lightning speed.
This would be amazing. I think Webflow team are worried that this might lead to more piracy though, as people would find hacks to export the code offline.
It would also im prove security, that even if Webflow might go out of business. That you can still edit your old projects
Native mac apps for website building are on the rise rapidly. Productivity from performance gains and poor connectivity could really benefit. I have just used webflow on a slower connection 4 / .8 and was not impressed. It makes sense from a backup control stand point too.
In response to the pirating comment, a simple way to stop people from downloading it and then staying offline to use it via piracy is to give the program a built-in time-limit, i.e. the user would just need to log in, say once a month to stop the program from freezing up. Just put a time-limit in and encrypt the timer with the decryption key held online. Job done!
It's not exactly expensive anyway and you want the latest updates when it comes to the web, so I doubt many people would even bother with the effort of trying to pirate it instead of coughing up the pennies. Regardless the money made from the 95% of legitimate users would surely outweigh the few using it illegally.
I pay for creative cloud monthly and can use that when I want, on or offline and it actually works, even on large files FAR bigger than webflow with no issues at all, if they can do it why can't webflow? On webflow on projects bigger than simple sites it is EXTREMELY slow and I end up on here looking for solutions daily. It would literally takes seconds to do things on a desktop version take minutes or hours on this cloud software! I would get back months and years of my life spent waiting for webflow to perform simple basic tasks., like selecting a div.
Why webflow, why are you so slow? I have quick internet 200mb and i7, 8gb memory, SSD - and ALL other online programs work just fine with no lag at all, yet after about 10 minutes of normal use it then slows right down and it takes minutes to do simple things like just change the height of a div or even select a div, I don't care how big a project is, it shouldn't take so long to change a few basic lines of code, because that is essentially all it is really doing, basic stuff like that would take seconds on a desktop program despite the program somehow being so file heavy, it's painful and it's 100% a webflow issue. Pleeeeeaaaasssee webflow sort this out.
Please add this feature. There have been so many times where the internet was bad and I could barely drag an element on a page. Make an option that allows us to not have to rely on the internet to built anything. Instead, use the computers' GPU—this would be awesome!!!
Totally down for that!
I live on a small Greek island, the only reliable internet being a via metered/limited connection via a mobile phone network. As a result, and online solution is not much use to me. An offline, downloadable version of Webflow would be of great interest.
How about it?
For me it's not the offline thing that matters. I'd rather want Webflow to be a FILE BASED design tool! Why do I have to start a subscription just to creat a mockup to test something or play around? Makes no sense to me.
Just split webflow into a design tool and premium cloud services!
This would be a huge benefit - for all the reasons previously listed!
I often used Adobe Muse in an environment with an extremely unreliable wireless network. I have been exploring Webflow and not being able to use it offline is the biggest reason I am not going to pay for a subscription yet.
I was Muse user, I hesitate to buy the program because I do not like working on on-line software ( internet problem) and does not allow to have enough working ease. I shall buy the program once this feature will be made
I live in a rural area where internet access can be sporadic. The other day I worked on a site, only to lose the internet connection and discover that none of my work was saved. It's maddening to be dependent on an internet connection when doing something that will result in a lot of wasted time if it can't be saved. It is also unnerving not to be able to keep workable hard copies of our sites locally.
This would be really nice to have.
This could also be the answer to the problem of having to download the webflow code in order to load it onto the own web server via 3rd-party FTP client. Perhaps individual updated files can be uploaded automatically, for example, based on the modification date.
That'll be really helpful for those who work without Internet/in a place where the connection is always unstable
I would vote against this feature. I'd like the web-flow team to focus on making the web platform better and better. offline apps like this will be irrelevant soon. Why branch the app and maintain different platform compatibility?
Please don't do this.
Offline or not, I prefer native apps
Not like muse!
Please do an offline mode for Webflow it would be really nice!
This would be amazing for designing on the go on planes, trains, road trips (as the passenger), shotty connections, and while traveling in third world countries.
Now that I've been traveling more and going to spotty places for internet...this is HUGE...please make it happen. Any updates on this?
I don't think people understand how many issues this would cause if more than one person is working on the same website offline using desktop apps. How would the changes sync? Whose changes would be kept and whose would be discarded? How would that be tracked? So many problems would arise. Please don't do this.
People that want to do this must work individually rather than part of a team.
These online tools have a desktop app. It much more pleasant experience to have a native app even if it still requires being online.
This would be a huge benefit for me to!
Would die for this to happen.
I'm currently working through my first big project when I've had limited internet connection due to my unavoidable location and this is an absolute must! You just can't work with Webflow at all with slow or partial connection speed.
A fully fledged offline version of Webflow would be epic, especially if it had simple sync with 'the cloud' when I get back into a good internet connection.
Where I work we have trouble with internet connection and speeds and it would be greate to have a desktop version of Webflow I could work in and publish when I need to. Like Adobe products. It means I could work on sites whenever I like.
I would love to see this feature implemented in any framework other than Electron! For the love of god!
Talk to Adobe, replace Dreamweaver with Adobe :D
this can be done pretty simply using Electron.
+ add integration with Electron! (https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-1412)
This would be my single biggest Wish. But its probably not going to happen. I kind of get the feeling that Webflow is becoming more about hosted services such as CMS and ecommerce and less about the Webflow editor.
Need this in my life.
Webflow consider the need of the masses, you have a great product, thumbs up to that but if you could make offline editor with limited functionality just for the purpose of designing the site, that would greatly help a lot of people. I believe you really dont know how important you guys are to web design right now. Get an Offline standalone version solely for the purpose of design.
One recommendation we have is building a downloadable app that would still be browser based. You can easily do this with Electron. (https://electronjs.org/)
This would be a game-changer.
There are many places in the world that hasn't access to internet. I would pay for the opportunity to work with webflow wherever i may roam!
wow its been years since people had first started asking for this.
Want~!~! Stencil, Slate, etc. all can be worked on offline. This would be huge if you had an offline app to do all this stuff with.
Now that Webflow has had its A series funding ($72M), I think they could go ahead and do a desktop app. Webflow is fantastic, but this is must, since it becomes very slow once you've got many CMS items, and many pages. Please let us know what is happening on this front?
Thousands of people asking for this for more than 3 years with no response!?? It's so damn easy to package an offline installer using elctronJS .. Give the files and i will do it in less then 15 minutes
Working natively would really be a game-changer. Come on Webflow!
I'd love to see this feature in a near future.
This should be build with the purpose of the user experience. So YES!! Implement OFFLINE WEBFLOW.
I successfully created a Webflow desktop Mac app with Homebrew > Nativefier, but for the use-case of having it offline, it wouldn't work. I still think it's a great idea, though, and doing it through Electron would be relatively easy IMHO.
This could easily be a work around solution for multiple editors working on a site at once. At least they could all work on their own pages then sync up to the live site.
Must be done NOW!
Webflow is amazing, but there are a couple of chinks in the armour that prevent me from really diving in and abandoning Wordpress:
- No offline work environment ... and no app.
And even when they do launch a desktop app and can work 100% offline...
- Webflow is still a very small start-up, they've only been profitable for the last couple of years ( and have recently gotten a $72M venture capital round banked ). Comparing this to the open-source giant that is Wordpress, currently powering 34% of the web, and it just makes more sense to stay in the safer and larger Wordpress sandbox. Webflow has the better software by far, but are they going last?https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2019/08/07/webflow-went-from-near-bankruptcy-to-72-million-series-a/#53dba7ed10af
how much of the world's websites are run on wordpress in 2019
Am I seeing this correct? - This was added to the wish list, nearly 3 years ago and we still don't have offline mode???
I was about to sign-up and pay for webflow but I might have to rethink that, seeing as this has been on the wish list for 3 years without any progress made...
This would be great. Also it`s a question of using energy in a
sustainable way. This is very important to the digital world!
Please Webflow we need this! I hate if my Internetconnection is not working because of webflow. Always if I use webflow my internetconnection doesn't do well... :(
This is awesome. i love the way you shared was so smart way was.
its 2020 (we are in the future)... Please bring this feature to life!!
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