It may not affect those who live in towns and cities, but those of us who live in rural areas often have no mobile phone coverage. This means we can not use cronomter when away from the desk/router. An offline mode that synced changes when back online (which other apps manage) would be a great help.
Agree with this. I see an increasing number of iphone apps that won't start unless there is internet access, and I don't like the trend. I mostly have internet access when using apps, but like OP, sometimes I don't.
Totally understand there could be some limitations when offline - such as inability to search/add items not already in the database. Since the vast majority of my diary additions are already in the database, this would be a small price to pay.