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I want to use Confluence offline



I work a lot on the train and the internet is not stable there it even works.

Isn't there any local plugin which allows me to use confluence offline and then in the office to synchronize ?

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Short answer is "no".  Your best option is probably to run a local copy on your laptop and then manually synchronise whatever pages you've been editing when you get to the office.

Something like "Read-Only" should work.

You could install the confluence server on you notebook and use it with localhost.

Made something similar to get always current data for my test instance but with jira.

Was difficult to get the AD-User synchronization out of it but now everything works.

Now i only import regularly the necessary data and have a copy of our live instance.


The you could use your confluence, also plan and write new entrys but u had to manually copy then in your office confluence

It is easier to use another software for offline editings like Evernote or a free Markdown editor so you can easily update later. I wish we had confluence offline editing capability. I also fly a lot and want to edit offline.

OK thank you, Will keep that in mind.

I guess I got used to work offline with other web services like most of the google suite (Doc, Sheet etc...).  

in our installation we have spaces per customer - before you meet your customer it´s a good idea to export this space to pdf and put it wherever you need it. So I always have all information on the go :wink:

How about the possibility of integrating couchdb ? This would enable offline and online merge without big problem. Atlassian, time to check for couchbase or couchdb! 

A good question!

For our global industry association it is not practical for individual Users to install Confluence server and there are just too many Spaces and Pages.

I just can't see how all the power of Confluence (as a web access system i.e. all the processing of commands is done by the host server) could work off line but would be helpful if it could.


As I wrote in my scenario - which happens every day. I would like to update\edit confluence pages while not connected to the internet. 

Its ok if I only have limited access to functions. but the basic of editing should be accessible, I think. 

Yes, I understand the scenario - similar for people travelling by plane.

But you need to remember that it is a web system.  i.e. what you see on your screen is what is happening on a server somewhere else in the world - it is not a program running on your PC that works independent of the internet connection.

The only program running on your PC is the web browser.

So just like you can't "Google" off line, or any other web page, you can't "Confluence" off line.

So the only thing you can do is before you leave internet connectivity, is to export the page(s) of interest to Word via the Ellipsis (three dot icon top right), work on the Word document on your PC and then Import the Word document when you are connected to the internet again. 

The only other thing to do is to install Confluence server itself on your PC but I don't know much about what that involves as cost or how synchronising your local server with the main server actually works.

Or use your mobile phone as a hotspot connection to your 3/4G network internet to be more stable than the train wifi?

You can create and edit google sheets offline, which is synced when you're online again. It's seamlessly integrated, no need for manual synchronization. That's what I'd expect from Confluence, too.

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