Use nYNAB without internet access

I have been using the Classic YNAB since 2012.  I've been trialing the new version, but may have an issue.  The Classic version was not a subscription based product and the software was on my desktop/laptop.  Therefore I could work on it when we are out of town and do not have internet access.  Is this possible with the new version?  From what I've seen, it looks like there's a little you can do without the internet, but not much.  Can anyone give anymore info on it?

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    • Ben
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    • furiousfalcon
    • 2 yrs ago
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    You're correct -- the desktop version is web based, so you will need an internet connection to use it.

    The mobile apps for iOS / Android do not though -- you can be offline and still view and make changes to your budget, and those changes will be synced back to the web once you have internet access again.

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      • Ben
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      • furiousfalcon
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Ben (To be clear, when I say "desktop version" above, I'm referring to using YNAB in your desktop/laptop's web browser. There currently isn't a standalone native app just for desktop devices.)

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  • It is a shame! Working with heavy data on the phone is not an option!

    I will be stuck for more than 24 hours in a long flight and would love to work on my YNAB. 

    YNAB developers: please keep in mind that the world is not 100% connected! 

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      • jenmas
      • jenmas
      • 1 yr ago
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      Gray Cobra you should be able to work on the mobile app offline and then it will sync once you have access to data or wifi.

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    • Gray Cobra  I second that!  Please, I travel for a living and being connected is not always possible.

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  • Same here.  We often go camping off the grid with no internet; sometimes two weeks at a time.   And I avoid using the phone if at all possible - the print is too small to easily read.

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      • satcook
      • satcook
      • 1 yr ago
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      Dianne D But you would have a computer with you when you are off grid??

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      • jenmas
      • jenmas
      • 1 yr ago
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      satcook - why not? You don't need internet access to write a novel or poetry or keep an electronic journal.

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      • satcook
      • 1 yr ago
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      jenmas Just seems weird to go off grid and still bring a computer, but that's just me!  I wouldn't think you'd spend so much that you couldn't just write it down on paper and then update when you return.

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      • JoeDid
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      • Purple_rain
      • 1 yr ago
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      satcook Where did she say she has a computer with her? To me, off-grid means off-grid, except maybe for cellular access, but she avoids using the phone.

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      • jenmas
      • jenmas
      • 1 yr ago
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      JoeDid it's a fairly logical assumption because the thread is about not being able to use the web-based YNAB without internet access:

      Dianne D said:
      We often go camping off the grid with no internet;

        and that she prefers not to use her phone because it is hard to read. So not a big leap to thinking she has a computer with her (though it could be a tablet).

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    • satcook Get with the program people.  They simply don't understand that it is completely valid to be off grid and work on your computer!

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