Local-first Software

This is a great article introducing the concept of “Local-first Software”, which I think many here will appreciate:

“In this article we propose “local-first software”: a set of principles for software that enables both collaboration and ownership for users. Local-first ideals include the ability to work offline and collaborate across multiple devices, while also improving the security, privacy, long-term preservation, and user control of data.”


This is so excellent. I’ve been thinking (murky) along these lines for a while. Having terms to put on top of those ill-formed ideas is excellent. I’m going to dive deep into this one. Thanks.

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