Windows computer

I use apple computer and windows computer, so i can´t use the Agenda in its entirety.
For that reason, I will not be able to have Agenda as my single app.

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Thanks for the feedback!

We have not decided yet whether we will support Windows. It will likely be a while before we do, in any case.

Kind regards,
Drew

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sorry to hear that :frowning: , what about webapp?

Thanks

Same answer really. Not ruling it out, but no immediate plans. We just have too much still to do on iOS and Mac for the time being. Sorry.

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Any updates on this?

No. I’m afraid we still have a lot to do just to get the Apple products to a place we are happy with. If we do something for other platforms, it will be quite some time. Sorry.

It’s been another year since this question was asked? Any word on a windows or web app?

Alas, nothing new to add at this point, see The features we are working on right now… for a more detailed explanation of our current stance.

That’s too bad. It does demonstrate the dangers of commiting to one stack over a more open stack, doesn’t it? Using something like graphql, mongo, or postgres instead of icloud would have allowed you to extend to other platforms. The downside is that us as consumers suffer because a lot of us can’t/won’t buy only apple hardware and then we have to find a solution that is open. For example, I have an iphone, ipad, macbook pro, dell xps13 and a windows based gaming pc. I can use something like notion or any.do which runs on anything (including linux, which I run as a vm). As a developer, myself, with 20+ years of experience, it’s been one thing I try to be aware of. Am I beling locked in or do I control my destiny? Those beautiful walled gardens are still walls.

Yes and no I guess. Sure, with an open stack you are more flexible, but it also means you have a LOT more infrastructure to build to begin with**, which in our case of a two-man band would mean months of work or not even being able to pull it of at all. So instead of we consciously decided to focus on perhaps a more limited group of people we can deliver a polished and awesome service, knowing we can’t service everybody, as opposed to having to spend a lot of time on infrastructure or being forced to build a much larger team.

In case you’re interested, I talked more on this topic here, explaining the trade offs and the choices we made: The Next Box™ – The story of how Agenda came about

**) unless you go with some other companies solutions, which brings you back to square one, and at least we know iCloud won’t go away overnight as some other service tend to get deprecated out of the blue. Second, not only build but also maintain a lot more infrastructure. We literally never have to worry about the cloud infrastructure at all, Apple takes care of literally everything, including costs not unimportantly.

I completely understand what you’re saying. It’s a trade off, I agree. It seems like in our line of work every choice has consequences. It does make it pretty fun. :slight_smile:

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For a two-man-project it is too much, of course. Just to develop Agenda for MacOS, iOS and iPadOS is enough I guess.
In my case: At work I use Windows (of course) and sometimes I would like to „copy“ text (Windows) and magically it comes up e.g. on the iPad to use „Paste“ in Agenda. Ok, I am used to the Mac-Hand-Off function.
I remember Omnifocus used an individual Omnigroup-mail-address (?) for importing content. E.g. I sent a mail from Windows to this address. In Omnifocus this adress was defined to import content.
Maybe this or something like this could be a little idea to build a bridge between these two worlds …

It’s a nice idea. Thank! We’ll keep it in mind.

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I’ve been using Agenda for only two days now but you all have a great product here. Many of your users are business people who can afford a good solution but have to use Windows sometimes. People will pay extra to get this on a windows computer. I would consider turning this into more than a two man operation.

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We have some ideas about how we could support other platforms in some indirect ways. I doubt we will build a full copy of Agenda on windows, but we could give some assistance for people who have to use Windows at work.

I for one would be very curious how that would look or what the long term plans for work within the Windows platform would be.
My company uses Windows only and in fact has recently made it so that outlook, calendar and others cant be used on any form of iOS (very frustrating). Im unable to even login to my work account from my ios device.
My recent solution has been bringing ipad with me to work and keeping the ipad open with agenda and Readdle’s Spark (which I can view work emails on) on screen so I can take notes and schedule plans/meetings as the day goes on.
Im unable to sync information / emails or notes from my work laptop however which still makes it tricky.

I sympathize with you. When you have an employer actively trying to stop you using Apple stuff, it is tricky. Perhaps we can give some sort of access to Agenda data via the web, but that is quite a way away. It is something we would like to do.

Yes Im not sure on the reasoning behind blocking out ios like that - especially seeing as everyone in office is then given an iphone. Then again, there might be security concerns or other which Im not aware of.
From my side, just knowing that you guys would consider or are planning something web based would definitely be great though, I think that would help expand Agenda’s already growing base. I see a lot of potential use there for people with my situation or anyone who is forced into using Windows predominantly for work. Down the road is fine - just this year we’ve seen a ton of cool updates

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Hi, I’m a new starter and I love this app immediately I saw it. But what concerns me is that I have to use windows on work, I need to simply check what’s on Agenda that I wrote to remind me about work, so could you please share those indirect ways, i’d be very appreciate!

Note that we do have various export options. You could export some important notes to Dropbox or similar to view at work.

We hope to offer something that will update as you change things in future. Not sure exactly what yet, but we are aware of the issue, and want to address it.