[Desktop] Inkdrop crashes when backend is down

Bug report

If the backend happens to be down, for whatever reason, then Inkdrop throws an error when it tries to contact the server. This error crashes the application if you dismiss it.

The error looks something like this:
Screenshot 2023-04-18 160414

I have not tested disabling my internet connection but I’m assuming that makes Inkdrop go into offline mode, and I think the same should happen if it’s unable to contact the backend.

On another note, I think it would be great if you could also announce you taking down the servers temporarily here on the forum and not just on twitter.


  • Platform: Windows
  • Platform version: 11
  • App Version: 5.5.3

How to reproduce

  1. Have the backend be down
  2. Open Inkdrop

Hi Magnus,

Thanks for the report.
As you may know, I had been experiencing a brute-force attack last night so I had to stop the API server :innocent:
Heroku returns 503 when the server instance is not running.
You are right, the app should ignore the 503 error!