Accessing Google Drive Offline – Jenny’s Weekly Tip #15

Offline Concept

You are on the train heading to a client meeting and have an unfinished document that you need to continue working on. However, you don’t have an internet connection to access and edit your Google Drive document. What do you do?

Well, thanks to Google Drive’s ability to work offline you are able to access and edit any Google Document, Sheet or Slide without an internet connection from any device. This means; no more unfinished documents, you can work on the go and you have less worry about internet connections.

Enabling this feature is quick and simple and can be disabled if it’s not for you.

Here is how you access your documents offline:

1. Open up Google Drive.

2. Select ‘Offline’, located on the Toolbar on the left.

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3. Once selected, click the blue ‘Get the App’ button (if you already have this installed, then this step is not necessary).


 4.You will then be directed to the Chrome Web store. Once there click ‘Add to Chrome’ or ‘+ Free’ in the upper-right corner.

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5. Click the Google Drive icon.

6. Once back at your drive, click settings and select ‘Enable Offline’.

Simple as that.

Now whenever you have no internet connection, Google Drive will automatically go into Offline Mode and you can access and edit all your documents right there from your device.

Please note, you will not be able to share documents until you have an internet connection.

**If you no longer want to have the offline feature enabled, click settings and select ‘Disable Offline’.

See you next week for more Google Doc tips.

By Jenny Bamber
16 December 2013
Jenny's Weekly TipsThe Good Systems Blog

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