First off, thank you to the Gravit team for making a great app. When I stumbled upon Gravit Designer over a year ago it was EXACTLY what I was looking for and worked flawlessly on Linux (Ubuntu in my case). Purchasing a subscript was an easy choice. However, we need to talk about something that’s been bugging me for a while…
While I think PWAs are great, they shouldn’t be considered a universally acceptable option (yet). As a Firefox user on Ubuntu this isn’t an option for me at the moment and unfortunately since the PWA announcement the desktop apps have been lagging behind. Specifically, the Linux AppImage is stuck at v1.2.1 (I think, I can’t log in when using the AppImage at the moment). It was mentioned back in October that an update is coming but since then there’s been no update or additional communication. And sure, there is a snap available but compared the the AppImage it’s slow and bloated. To be completely honest I’m starting to loose faith in Gravit’s commitment to their desktop apps which is one of the main reasons I purchased a subscription in the first place.
Right now my hope is that PWA support comes to Firefox but that is unlikely to happen any time soon). However, until then we need something better. Ideally this would be updated desktop apps from Gravit but, heck, I’d even take an electron-based app right now if that was an option (though still inferior to AppImages, IMO).
Please Gravit, I love your product and want to continue loving it but your support for the desktop apps has been making that difficult lately. Repeatedly pushing users to use the PWA is fine but shouldn’t be the ONLY solution when problems arise. If desktop app support is on it’s way out at least make that (or whatever your plans are) known through an official announcement.