Yola Desktop - Feature Request

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  • Updated 7 years ago
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Yola "Desktop"

THIS IS AN IDEA REQUEST, NOT A NEW FEATURE.

Access Yola from the convenience of your desktop! Access all of Yola's features, including file hosting and publishing all from your desktop. Simply open the program to access your 'My Yola' page.

If you like this idea, 'like' this idea so Yola can see this suggestion.
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Michael Cooke

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Posted 7 years ago

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Francois, Employee

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Hi Michael Cooke,

This is definitely something that I'll mention to our product development team. Thanks for the suggestion.
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ottox232

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Good idea. It sounds like a no-frills version of it would involve having a link to the yola site from your desktop. On a PC, it would be a matter of making yola.com a favorite, opening the favorite's dropdown menu and dragging the yola.com listing to your desktop.

A more fancy version would be to create a yola page with links back to the forum and your personal page, and add that to your desktop.

Then the fully loaded version could be an executable file along the lines of Google Earth or an antivirus program, which can uploads information that stored only on your computer, requires an internet connection to function. Interesting possibilities.
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Michael Cooke

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I forgot a little thing in the post which I will add; offline mode. Work offline with all of the functionality of Yola right from your desktop. Once you get to an internet connection, you may publish it from there.
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Avery Roberts Frawley

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Can someone please reply to my issue? Posted below. Thanks.
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Francois, Employee

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Hi Avery,

I have sent two replies to the email address you used to register your Yola account. Please check the spam folder if you can't see the replies in your inbox.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Michael

Thanks for your suggestion. As Francois said, we have passed it on to our Product team for consideration. Although I am no engineer, from my limited understanding of how Yola works, I can imagine that the effort to implement this would be massive. However, right now the demand seems to be very low.

The advantage of working online is that you can edit your site from any computer and you always have the latest version of your site. No lost work due to hardware crashes etc. More and more applications these days are browser based, giving greater access to the user and simplifying storage requirements.

On a personal note I can tell you what an advantage this is. All the computers in my house were stolen this week end, but while the hardware will need to be replaced I didn't lose a single file because I have nothing stored on my local machine. All of it is online, so I can simply grab another computer and pick up where I left off.

I get your point about uploading your content when you get to an internet connection, but you remain at risk of losing your latest edits until you upload them. Perhaps for some people the risk is mitigated by the convenience of being able to work offline.

I can't speak for the Product guys but right now I would say we will probably keep an eye on this request and see if the demand increases before investing effort in implementing it.

We appreciate feedback of this nature because it lets us know what the needs of our customers are, even if we can't always promise to fulfill them in the short term.
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Michael Cooke

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Yeah... I can't imagine this happening in the short term. There are more small tiny widgets that I would like to see integrated into Yola before anything like this happens.

Another little feature in this idea I had was uploading all of your work online once you are connected to the internet, as well as uploading resources to your Yola directory.

Regarding your computers, that's terrible! I hope some sort of insurance will take care of it for you.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks Michael. Will keep the suggestion in mind. Nevermind about my computers - there is insurance for that. Just glad I didn't lose any data.
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Hatcheck Girl

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Monique sorry to hear about your computers. I was doing a query on a question when I read this. :(
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks Hatcheck Girl. Kind of you to notice. It could have been so much worse though!
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There have been a few requests for this in the past. I remember being one of them. As bandwidth becomes cheaper and internet speed exponentially faster, I see this becoming less. Soon (in my opinion), even a WebOS (Web operating system) may become more viable... (watch Google here).

Sorry about your loss, Monique. I had a laptop stolen two weeks ago (which I used as an internet hub/gateway for my house). The laptop was "hidden" outside in an unused (broken) bar fridge. It was the only place I could pick up decent reception, dammit :-) Now who would be looking in bar fridges in the middle of the night, huh? John ???

Anyway, I also lost nothing... In fact, I scored a brand new one from insurance.
No data loss and a brand new PC. Win, win!