Google Drive saves particular person Slides, Docs or Sheets offline

Google Drive saves individual Slides, Docs or Sheets offline

Google launched offline entry to Sheets, Docs and Slides for Drive again in 2013, however as soon as you choose the choice, it shops a big chunk of information in your gadget. Beginning as we speak, nevertheless, an replace to Drive lets you choose particular person paperwork to save lots of offline. To make use of the brand new choice, go to the house display for both Docs, Sheets or Slides, choose the overflow menu for the file you need to make offline (the three dots) and toggle the “out there offline” change to “on.” Keep in mind that it solely works within the Chrome browser on the desktop for now.

When you use Google Drive’s paperwork sporadically, the present system that syncs most of your information might be fantastic, and you may nonetheless work that approach. Nevertheless, company customers of Google’s paid “apps for work” service might generate lots of or hundreds of information that eat up area on their machines. In that case, it is sensible to solely hold working information offline and stow older information safely on Drive. It is also a method for Google to maintain up with Microsoft, which has all the time had native file storage and vastly improved file sharing and on-line entry for Workplace 2016. Google’s new app options begin rolling out right now.