Google Finally Implements Offline Editing in Google Docs

I’ve used Google Docs almost religiously since its launch. My only gripe with it had been its lack of offline editing capability.

It looks like I’ve just had my only problem with Google Docs erased today. Google just announced offline editing for Google Docs at the Google I/O Conference.  

Essentially, users will be able to make changes to a Google Doc offline. As soon as they come back online, all changes would be synced with the document. Offline editing extends to Powerpoint files as well.

The only problem I foresee with this is with documents shared with multitudes of people. Google Docs now has the ability to track changes, so I’d hate to see what would happen were multiple people to sync their changes at a similar time. But that lies more in the realm of a communication problem than a problem with Google Docs.  

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  • The edit to get on line first gets implemented first.
    There's no tie with the internet, were dealing with microseconds.
  • I dropped my copy of Word 2007 on my computer. It hogged up space that I never used because of Docs. Offline editing is another step in the right direction, though it would be nice for other people to be able to edit Word documents on it. Great job Google!
  • Took them long enough, I might have to DL it now to give it a shot.