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Ruadhan

One of the fantastic things I love about Campfire Pro, and the reason I bought it, was that I was able to download and use it from my desktop, without the internet connection. I appreciate the ability to merge and create with Blaze online, but can it also be utilized offline?

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Arammu

I definitely agree that a desktop version would make me feel more secure. I prefer to keep a copy of my intellectual property on my hard drive. Cloud Based things have failed me before and when something essential is stored online and the company involved chooses to discontinue that service it can really be devastating.


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Using a update synchronize method of listing what was changed and the date between the offline and online version of the project, with a slight history to enable collaboration with highlights. Also enabling in line additions and replacement with small history of changes to undo mistakes.


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Blaze User

Love the app it can do exactly what i want it to do and more. But its just soooo slow. There is no point in cutting out all the different apps I would usually use if switching tabs within campfire takes as long as switching between multiple apps. I hope a Desktop version could fix that. If so I would be more than happy to pay 60-70 dollars for a desktop version probabaly even more. Im also kind of afraid to commit to this system because its online only right now. If you guys shut down ..... yeah


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Buckwell

Same slowness I'm experiencing...


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Buckwell

The day is came my friends. The day we've saw the "IN PROGRESS" Button's color. We'll see soon the "LIVE" button's greeny tone I hope. This is an absolute honor for us to see this beautiful app's passing to a real time program that we can download and work offline. I had never thought how could be more useful and nice this app ever. But here I'm and celebrating this emotional moment. To be here from the very beginning, open beta has always been so good. To the good days we'll see. Thank you this team, sincerely. For their kindness and attention.🥂


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Status changed to: In progress

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Clara L. Vegel Grady

Hi, so the thing is: I work in the videogame industry, and I love your app. But what if I don't have internet for some reason, maybe I'm not at home and I have to write with my laptop with no wifi?

It could be very great if you would be able to transform this app in a real program for computers, so we could install it and use it without open any website at all.


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Jason

Merged with: Campfire Blaze as a Real Program

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Status changed to: Planned

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Robert

This is the single most important feature to me. Having organized and ran a business primarily through Google+, I lost hundreds of exchanges when the service shut down, which really hurt our institutional memory. Although I'm hoping Blaze is around for the long haul, G+ taught me to expect that cloud-based services are impermanent (convenient though they may be). As such, I want to know that if Blaze goes kaput that the hours I've invested in it won't be lost because it'll all be backed up and synchronized on my desktop.


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Morrill Talmage Moorehead

I would pay someone two hundred bucks to sit down with me for three hours and teach me how to use this incredible program. As it is, there's so little documentation I'm not able to do the most basic things with it. It's a maze of frustration. I'm giving up now after a few days of fiddling around and getting nowhere. Good luck, boys. You need more videos and someone who moves the mouse arrow slowly and uses a large arrow so the viewer can see it and copy every click.


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Jason

Hey Clara, thanks for reaching out!

We've developed the first iteration of Blaze to be online-only to simplify our development workflow and get something in the hands of our users as quickly as possible. This has worked out pretty well so far by letting us get some user feedback on designs, workflows, and must-have features. Once we get those functionalities all ironed out over the next month or so, we'll be moving onto the next stages of Blaze's roadmap, which will be offline access and a mobile site/application. The offline version will likely integrate with your existing Blaze online account and show up as a single-user story (since multiple collaborators working offline would be difficult to "merge" once they go back online).

So short answer: not out yet, but expected by late spring or summer of next year!


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Clara L. Vegel Grady

Well, that's a cool thing, thank you for your reply!


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A desktop version of the app is listed as an upcoming feature. I don't know if/how well it'll work without internet connectivity, but I imagine it will.