The offline mode enables the user to work with empower when a connection to the company network is not possible, for example when working in home office or on business trips. To change to offline mode, click on “Work Offline”.
In offline mode, you have access to content of all folders that have be previously marked as offline folders. You are, however, only able to download items and cannot save new files in the database. This is only possible in online mode. Creating offline folders is explained in chapter Creating offline folders.
When using offline mode, empower creates a virtual database on your computer in which content can be stored. In offline mode, empower Sync synchronizes content with the empower database in an interval set by your IT department. If you want to make sure that you have the latest version of all content it is advisable to manually confirm empower Sync before changing to offline mode. You can find more information on empower Sync in chapter empower Sync.