Editing Google Docs offline is one question we hear all the time. With Google Drive, users can make changes to their Docs through their Chrome browser, even if they don’t have an internet connection! Google Drive is also available offline in Chrome OS (operating system for Chromebooks).

The first thing you’ll need to do is install the Google Drive web app, which is available in the Chrome Webstore, but comes preinstalled on your Chromebooks.

From there, it’s as simple as enabling offline access to your Google Drive account inside the browser. Since these files will be stored locally, it’s important to keep in mind that this feature should not be enabled for public or shared devices, as anyone may be able to access your files.

Watch this video to learn more.

1)  Click on the Drive link at the top of your Mail screen.

2) Click on more from the tool bar on the left-hand side of your screen, and select Offline Docs.

3) Follow the instructions requesting you to Enable Offline Editing and to install the Drive Web Application (if you have not done so already).

4) Whenever you would like to access your documents from offline, use the Drive Web Application, or google.com/drive.

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Jim Oliva
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Jim Oliva
January 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Wondering if offline editing of google spreadsheets is something that will be coming in the future?

Andy
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February 1, 2013 4:42 pm

Can you do this from an iOS device? iPad?

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