Working offline

Awasu can still be used, even when you're not connected to the Internet.

This is great if you use a laptop since you can leave Awasu running overnight to download all the latest news, then take it with you to read on your way to work in morning or during lunch at the coffee-shop! Or if you're on dial-up, you can download everything in one go, then disconnect and read it at your leisure.

Offline feed items

Configuring offline feed items Feed publishers will often only include an excerpt of each feed item (or sometime nothing at all!) which means you have to click through to read the entire article, which is not much use if you're offline.

Awasu can be configured to download the linked-to articles and store them in its database, so you can read them even when you're offline [1].

Feed items that are available offline are marked with a special icon in the channel summary pages.
Feed item available for offline reading


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Web pages tend to be complicated affairs these days and saving them for reading offline is not a straight-forward task. They often contain scripts that try to connect to other web sites which will obviously not work if you are offline. This means that you will sometimes see a delay when opening these offline feed items, or the page will sometimes not display properly (e.g. because it's trying to get stylesheets, etc. from other sites). However, the content will always be available, which is the most important thing.

Offline feed item images

Configuring offline feed item immages Feed items also often have images embedded in them which will be displayed as ugly "broken image" boxes if you are not online.

To get around this, Awasu can be configured to download these images and show them even when you are offline [2].