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Offline buffering

An offline buffer to save thoughts for tweeting while in the tube or stack up my Pocket reads from my iPod touch when not connected

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      • Keith BradnamKeith Bradnam commented  · 

        I'm currently using the Buffer blog idea (from Kevan?) of using a spare Twitter account to be my offline buffer (with all scheduling turned off). It works but is a bit of a kludge. Would love it if Buffer integrated this type of feature directly.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Would definitely help when wanting to get caught up on content publication while on a long flight without wifi

      • Aaron FriedmanAaron Friedman commented  · 

        I just used 3 votes on this because I believe in this so much. I read most of what I have on Pocket offline mode, but I always want to share it after I read it (most of the time). What I find myself doing is using my phones data, going into pocket, finding the article and buffering it. But I would much prefer to add everything to my buffer offline mode, and then having it sync after. It would be incredible.

      • Paul MurphyPaul Murphy commented  · 

        Couldn't you do this with ifttt? Tag anything interesting as bufferable content, then have an ifttt recipe to monitor your pocket and push anything to buffer that is tagged.

      • Thierry AndriamiradoThierry Andriamirado commented  · 

        A long awaited one, as we don't always have a wifi connection in some countries, like in Madagascar. Same thing when I travel in France, actually. And many Android pads just have wifi (no 3g/4g).
        The mobile buffer app should be able to queue items while offline, and send them to the buffer servers once back online.

      • EricEric commented  · 

        Great idea. I am a New York City subway commuter and I consider this a major limitation to the usefulness of the app. My primetime for reading and sharing is on the subway when there is no internet available.

      • Rafael ReinoldesRafael Reinoldes commented  · 

        But it should have a limit for fewer posts, since you could end up queuing 8 itens in one phone and 9 in another, and when both become online, this should not enquee more than 10 itens itens (on free accounts).

      • Kelson VibberKelson Vibber commented  · 

        Ditto, only for Android. I tend to put things in Pocket for offline reading on my Nexus 7, and would like to be able to queue up the interesting ones for sharing as I finish them.

      • Brian LovinBrian Lovin commented  · 

        Thanks for this one Chris, I love this idea! I'll see what's possible on our apps to make this happen :)

      • ManuelManuel commented  · 

        I couldn't agree more. Usually I have time to read stuff in POCKET when I am on a plane or not connected to the internet. It is bothersome though that I have to tag the content that I want to post and come back later to do it.

      • ÅsaAdminÅsa (Customer Happiness @ Buffer, Buffer) commented  · 

        Awesome idea Chris! Definitely one we have pondered a fair bit! I can definitely see the value! Thanks so much for taking the time to add your idea. We'll keep you updated on any progress here.
        Warmly,
        Åsa

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