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Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 7, 2018 at 11:15 PM

 

Still beta, but looks promising:

https://wavemaker.co.uk

I have only tried the Chrome OS app from the Chrome Web Store, but it works just as demonstrated in the Youtube video below, which is kind of amazing, considering the complexity of some of the features, such as the various ‘index card’ implementations.

https://youtu.be/_UGW2o6GLDY

There are some interesting concepts here (e.g. the “snowflakes” feature, which is a form of outlining / brainstorming with the use of cards, or the timeline feature, again, using cards).

It’s also interesting that they’re developing for so many OS’s at the same time, you rarely see that.

 


Posted by washere
Dec 7, 2018 at 11:56 PM

 

With the right GUI, Qt is GTK+, the engine can be compiled for multi platform these days.

Looks like he’s itching to drop the offline version on first release and go subscription. In which case very few with serious data, needing to be private prior to publication, will use it. The beta versions will probably stop launching at a given date.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Dec 7, 2018 at 11:56 PM

 

Thanks for pointing this out, Doc. Interesting. The “Trello” view reminded me of the old Windows app Writer’s Blocks (which actually had an update in the past year or so). But then there are the other aspects. I’m intrigued. Thanks, again.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by washere
Dec 7, 2018 at 11:58 PM

 

Meant Qt or GTK+, phone’s Swype keyboard again.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 8, 2018 at 12:07 AM

 

washere wrote:
>Looks like he’s itching to drop the offline version on first release and
>go subscription. In which case very few with serious data, needing to be
>private prior to publication, will use it. The beta versions will
>probably stop launching at a given date.

That’s a slightly cynical take, if you don’t mind me saying so :)

Actually the guy was just asking Chromebook users on the Chrome OS reddit site whether they wanted to have the offline functionality, considering that a Chromebook is a cloud-orientated device after all.

As a Chromebook user, I do like the idea of saving directly into Google Drive, so I can use multiple devices and OS’s to access the same file and continue working on it (and not worry about losing the local data in case my machine gets stolen or crashes etc.).

But I can also understand the need to want to work offline, especially if you want to avoid distractions. A Chromebook is pretty good as a distraction-free typewriter when you’re offline (unless you have some Android games installed :)

Anyway, here is the reddit thread where I stumbled upon this, and where he actually asks: “Writers of /r/chromeos, are offline apps actually wanted?

https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/a3uicy/writers_of_rchromeos_are_offline_apps_actually/

 


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