Edit your documents offline - Google Docs Offline

Friday, June 20, 2008

Google Docs is ramping up very well in the World of Web Offline, Google Docs now allows you to view or edit your documents offline, yeah that is without an Internet Connection. The application runs perfectly even in offline mode, make your necessary changes to your Document or PDF... and just sit behind one your Internet Connection is UP then it will automatically synchronizes and will upload all the stuff which you have made in offline.

To do all of this, you need to download Google Gears on to your desktop and install it accordingly on your desktop and enjoy sharing your documents to the world. Google Gear, an open source browser extension that adds offline functionality directly to your browser.

If you want to access Google Docs offline, just need to type http://docs.google.com into your browser window or the other way is to click on the desktop shortcut which is downloaded during the installation process.

So by looking above lines, you might have queries like How this going to work offline when there is no Internet Connection?

As said in the above lines Google Docs uses Google Gears, which is an open source browser extension which enables web applications to RUN OFFLINE. When you are offline, your edits which you have done for your documents will be stored on your local computer until you re-connect to your Internet Connection, when your Internet Connection is UP then the edits which you have done will automatically synchronized with 'Google Docs' severs and made available to collaborators. 

If you have more queries, then check with Google Docs Help Center

Recommended Articles from Google Docs:

  1. Overview: Enabling Google Docs offline
  2. Overview: What is Google Docs Offline?
  3. Overview: How does offline work?
  4. Using Google Gears: Installing / Uninstalling Gears
  5. Overview: Working offline

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