Google takes Docs offline

Work and save your Google docs even if you're not online You know how it is – you've got an important presentation that you desperately need to up

Work and save your Google docs even if you're not online

You know how it is – you've got an important presentation that you desperately need to update on Google docs, but your internet connection isn't playing ball.

Soon you'll be able to edit and update docs and view spreadsheets (and who doesn't like viewing spreadsheets?) in Google Docs without a connection. You'll be able to go to docs.google.com and work on your docs offline. When you reconnect your work simply syncs up.

Using open-source browser plugin Google Gears (already used in Remember the Milk and Google Reader), Google says it's rolling out this functionality over the next few weeks to existing Google Docs users.

At the moment, the offline service will be limited to word processing docs, though Google plan to add spreadsheets and other functionality in the future.

There's more details and a how-to demo at The Official Google Blog