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Gliffy Online: Offline support

Debi Kohlhardt
suggested this on September 23, 2010, 7:22 AM

This is essential for me so I can use Gliffy while traveling.

Could this be provided with Adobe AIR to allow a user to work on diagrams while disconnected?



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Michael Fourdraine

Adobe Air, Google Gears, a stand alone binary any of the above would be great. It's hard to cut the strings from Visio when you have the ability to work offline with it.

February 18, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Lukas Schroeder
+1 for offline support.
March 6, 2011, 2:38 AM
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Michael Fourdraine

Any word on this? Was just on a 7 hour flight where I was wishing for the off-line option. Could have got so much done!

June 10, 2011, 2:25 PM
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I would gladly pay for an offline version!  Please make it available for Mac OS X too! I do network design and all the available applications are for Windows! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

September 23, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Michael Fourdraine

So we are an year since this request was made. I've been travelling wishing I could work on designs while in the air. Any word on this one?

September 23, 2011, 2:18 PM
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Chris K
Gliffy, Inc.

Thanks for the prodding folks.  

The short answer is that we plan to implement an HTML5 editor before we support offline editing because HTML5 offers API's that make this possible.   Adobe Air is not viable since we want to move away from Flash, and Google Gears is no longer supported because of the HTML5 API's.  

Migrating our editor to HTML5 is no small task.  The good news is that we've started on this and we've made some good headway, but we still have a lot more to do.  You should start to see more HTML5 discussion coming from Gliffy in the upcoming months, but I want to set expectations and let you know that offline support is likely still quite a ways off.  

I wish I had better news for you on this, but I hope this helps explaining the exact situation. 


Chris Kohlhardt

CEO, Gliffy

September 23, 2011, 2:51 PM
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Michael Fourdraine

That makes perfect sense. No use tying yourselves to a framework that one company controls.

September 26, 2011, 9:13 AM
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Katy Kelly
Gliffy, Inc.

We do have a free offline Chrome app available:

Please note, the Chrome app is COMPLETELY SEPARATE from Gliffy Online and cannot be connected to your Online account. 

The free Chrome app is a limited version of Gliffy Online, therefore it does not have as many features or capabilities.

April 23, 2015, 3:58 PM
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Allow files to be imported/exported using external URLs. This is a common scenario for many online file viewers/editors. 

For example, when opening Gliffy, you would provide two URLs one to retrieve the file data from, the other to save the file data back to.

June 11, 2015, 3:11 PM