Less than three hours after the last Google Drive update, Google has announced a very useful feature: automatic syncing of all your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. You can now also create and edit drawings offline. The two features are rolling out over the next “few days” so you should see them soon if you haven’t yet.
To take advantage of offline access, you’ll need to use Chrome OS (it’s all set up for you) or Chrome. If you’re using the latter, here are the steps you need to take:In Google Drive, click More on the left-hand side of the screen.Select Offline Docs.Click the blue button that says Get the app.You’ll be taken to the Chrome web store. Click Add to Chrome in the upper-right corner of the browser window.Once the app is installed, you’ll be taken to a Chrome page with the Google Drive app icon. To return to Drive, click the Google Drive icon.On the right side of the dialog on the Offline Docs page, click the blue button that says Enable offline.
If you change your mind, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of your browser window and select “Stop using Docs offline.”
Via Heiko Idensen