Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Google Docs getting offline access

Webware reports: "Google Docs' word processor is finally getting offline access. Using the free Google Gears extension, users will soon be able to read and edit their files even when they have no Internet connection.

The Gears-enabled version of Google Docs will roll out to users over the next few weeks, starting Monday. If you don't have access to the feature, just keep trying, Google Docs product manager Ken Norton told me. You'll know you have the feature when you see a little 'offline' menu item in the upper right of your document window in Google Docs."

This technology has the potential to start a whole new standards war in the near future if it takes off the way a few companies are betting it will...
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