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Hi,

 

As a developer and also user I always run into this dilemma. I want to create a solution where everyone will be able to use my tools. But sometimes the users are on a different OS than mine and the technology I choose to develop on may not work on the user's computer.

 

So, developing a web based solution is the first choice but sometimes people don't have the internet, etc... However, personally I like a solution where I am working offline but my data are stored in the cloud.

 

What do you prefer? Standalone desktop based solutions or you rather be on the internet/cloud?

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Personally I prefer Desktop Apps. They appear more stable (If well written) than Cloud/Web Apps. I think this maybe down to the Crappy Standards and implementation of web browsers and the complexity of layers in between, Different Browsers interpreting things in different ways etc.and the quality of the link sometimes. Something you don't need to worry bout with Desktop apps more often than not. I will always be like this. I like desktop apps. Fact. 

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I've always preferred desktop applications, done right, the cloud and web features are extremely helpful

(stuff like office or online gaming installed locally to the machine)

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I prefer desktop apps, but web-based apps have the advantage of not being OS-specific.

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I much prefer desktop apps, I've never trusted web based app's for some reason when it comes to "live data".

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Much prefer any app where I can use any computer/tablet/phone with internet access and have my data/tools available.  

 

Even better if it works offline as well. 

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Another vote for desktop/native application with offline option (or sync later)

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It can depend on the app, but I'd generally rather interact with a native desktop application than something running in a web browser.

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Desktop app FTW.

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Native program/app.  Cloud save is dependent on the program, not every program needs it.. super handy with something like OneNote, not something I'd trust with say a checkbook like program.

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Depends, usually I prefer a native application though.

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Depends entirely on the app so there is no correct one answer...

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