Google Docs enables offline editing

Google has finally enabled offline editing to Google Docs users.

Offline editing enables users to edit or continue writing, even if there is no Internet connection available.

Product Management Director at Google Clay Bavor said, “No Internet connection? No big deal. With offline editing, you can create and edit Google documents and leave comments. Any changes you make will be automatically synched when you get back online.”

Not all features are available for the offline version of Google Docs. In the offline mode, users can’t attach or insert an image or drawing, use tools such as research tools and translate, download or share, publish and prints documents.

Bavor added, “We’re also working hard to make offline editing for spreadsheets and presentations available in the future.”

Reactions for the Google update have been positive. Venture Beat writes, “Offline editing puts Google Docs in a position to take on note-taking applications such as Evernote. One major complaint about Evernote is the inability to share notes with others, which Google Docs obviously already enables.”

To enable offline editing in Google Docs, users need to click on the gear icon at the top right hand portion of the page in Google Drive, either  in Chrome or ChromeOS, and set it up.

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Google Drive and Chrome now available for iOS

Users of iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod can now use Google’s cloud storage service, Google Drive, and Google’s browser, the Google Chrome.

During the annual developer conference of Google, the company announced that both the Google Drive and Chrome are going to invade Apple devices.

Vice president of Chrome, Briand Rakowski, demoed the Chrome browser on iOS devices. This includes synching settings from a multiple devices.

Google also announced that the Google Drive, which enables individuals to store files and share documents via cloud, is now up and running for iOS devices.

Director of product for Google Apps Clay Bavor said, “We brought many of the best features of Drive to mobile.”

According to CNET, Bavor presented during his keynote address was the ability of images to be scanned and stored as PDF files in Google drive and the best thing is that they are searchable.

Google’s browser, the Chrome, is considered by many as the best browser out there in the market. Being a light on your system, it doesn’t slow your PC or laptop.

If Google can bring this to the Chrome for iOS devices, then this would be surely a hit to Apple fanatics!

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