How to Access Atticus: Online or Download

Welcome to Atticus! One of the most convenient features of Atticus is that you can install a Progressive Web App (PWA) onto your computer, iOS device, Chromebook, or Android, or you can access it directly in your web browser.

This means you can access Atticus on any device that is most convenient to you at the moment.

To get started, once you’ve purchased Atticus, you will receive an email within 10 minutes with a link to create your account.  Once you’ve clicked that link, it will open up your preferred web browser and you can setup your account. If you can’t find this email after 10 minutes, please contact our support team at support@atticus.io.

Enter in your email address, and a password. This will bring you to this page where you can either start a new project or upload a previous Word document to begin.

Now, there are two ways in which you can work on Atticus. 

Using Atticus in a Web Browser

This option is web-based and can be used as a traditional web-based program. To log into Atticus, please follow this link right here: https://app.atticus.io/

NOTE: Atticus will work in most browsers on most devices, however we strongly recommend avoiding Edge browser, which is known to have multiple issues that can affect how Atticus operates

Profile icon in the top right corner of Atticus where you'll find the log out link

Atticus is designed to be used on any device that is convenient to you, but ideally only one device at one time. To ensure the best quality syncing between devices, we recommend you log out of one device, which will force sync everything to the cloud, and then log into your other device, where everything should be waiting for you!

How To Install On A Desktop or Laptop Computer

  1. Open Chrome
    • You’ll need to use Chrome in order to do this. If you don’t have Chrome web browser, you can download it here: https://www.google.com/chrome/
  2. Go To App.Atticus.Io
    • Once you’ve opened up chrome, go to app.atticus.io.   
  3. Install the Atticus web app
    • In the top right of Atticus, you’ll see an Install App icon. If that button doesn’t work on your system, you can find a similar icon in the right end of your browser’s search bar. Click either icon and it will ask you if you want to install Atticus. Click install and the app will open automatically.

Depending on your operating system, there may be slight variations.

Some systems will automatically ask if you want to Pin Atticus to Taskbar. If you don’t get that option, you can right-click on the Atticus doggo icon in your dock or taskbar and pin it for easy future access that way. 

You can also search your computer for the app, and then drag and drop it where you would like it to live, either in a folder or on your desktop.

How To Install On A Mobile Device

  1. Open Chrome or Safari on your mobile device
    • Android devices will work best with Chrome, and if you’re working with an Apple device, you should be able to follow the same or similar steps using Safari. 
  2. Go to app.atticus.io
    • Once you’ve opened your browser, go to app.atticus.io.   
  3. Install for the Atticus web App
    • Android Devices: Click the three dots  in the top right of the screen, and click Install App or Add to Home Screen. 
    • Apple Devices: Tap the ‘Share’ button, scroll down and tap ‘Add to Home Screen.’ Then it will prompt you to add a name, and click done. 

Using Atticus Offline

Now that you have Atticus on the device(s) you use regularly, you can use it offline. 

Atticus has some offline functionality, meaning you can write while offline and it will sync to the server once you are back online. 

NOTE: You do need to be online to import and export files, however, and you’ll have to make sure you’re logged into Atticus and have the program open in your browser before you lose your internet connection.

If you’re using Atticus on a computer or laptop, to use the app offline, you have two options:

1. You can simply turn off your wifi/internet connection

2. You can disconnect the app from the network, which is a bit more technical, but this little video walks you through the process: https://d.pr/v/YNWG3Q. If you prefer text instructions, here you are:

  • Right click anywhere on your Home dashboard
  • Click Inspect
  • In the code box that pops up, click Network from the menu options
  • Click the down arrow beside No Throttling and choose Offline
  • This turns your connection off for Atticus specifically
  • To get your connection back on, click the arrow beside Offline and turn it back to No Throttling.

If you are on a mobile device, you will have to disconnect from the internet completely in order to use Atticus offline. 

While you’re offline, your work will automatically save to your local server, but when you’re done for your session we strongly recommend you hit the Backup Content (save) button in the top right, next to the ? button, just to be sure everything force saves. This will also generate a backup file which we can use to restore the account, should anything terrible or wonky happen.  When you go back online, it will sync up to the online server again.

Last Updated: 02/14/2024

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