Modified 21 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg


Google has announced that users can now edit Google Docs offline, plus Google Drive and Chrome launched for iOS.

Google has announced that Google documents can now be edited offline using the Google Chrome browser. With offline editing, users can create and edit Google documents and leave comments. Any changes made will be automatically synced when the user is back online.

Offline editing for spreadsheets and presentations is in the pipeline.

In a busy week for news, due to the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google announced that Google Drive and Chrome for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are now available in the App Store. The Chrome app allows iOS users to sync with any PC's running Chrome and access any tabs they have open - it looks very impressive in our initial try out. With the Drive app, users can open PDFs, photos, videos, documents and anything else stored in Drive while on the go. Users can also search files, add collaborators to documents, and make files available offline.

With all this activity, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Google Apps is now used by over 5 million businesses and Gmail has 425 million users.