Quip is a mobile productivity suite that enables you to collaborate on any device. Quip combines chat, documents, spreadsheets, checklists, and more in a simple and elegant interface that makes collaboration easy. At the beginning of 2014, their desktop web app accounted for only 20% of our daily usage. Just a year and a half later, it’s grown to 50% — driven almost exclusively by the rapidly growing number of people using Quip at work. So, they decided to improve the experience for these people by releasing a native Windows desktop app for Quip.
Quip Desktop is our vision for how cloud software should work. Sign in to Quip, and every document in your company is available, offline or online, on all your devices.
The product blurs the line between a desktop app and a cloud service. You get all the benefits of the cloud, like real-time collaboration and syncing across devices, with none of the user experience downsides.
Fast as Heck
The best part of Quip Desktop is its speed. Every document opens instantly.
When you’re using Quip Desktop, all your documents and messages are synced to your computer’s hard drive. So when you open a document, it opens immediately — no downloading and no waiting.
Offline & Online
Quip Desktop works whether you’re on a fast WiFi connection or completely disconnected from the Internet. When you’re offline, you can continue creating documents, editing documents, and sending messages. As soon as you have an Internet connection, all your edits sync with the network, and everyone you’re working with will see your changes.
When you’re online, everything happens in real-time. You can see people typing as you work together on a document and chat with them in real-time.
The transition between being online and offline is completely seamless. So if you’re on an excruciatingly slow airplane internet connection, other people’s updates will stream in as fast as we can get them, but the slow network won’t hold up your experience.