The frustrating aspect of cloud services which comes when you have a poor quality internet connections and needs to work on something very important and so quickly is ending very soon, as Google is testing an offline mode. The tech giant, Google Drive is introducing offline mode for Documents, Slides and Spreadsheets as a solution for unavailability or extreme poor network connections.
Not all, Google is also testing the capability to save PDFs, images, Microsoft Office and other non-Google files that are hipped on Drive offline.
As Google is busy with the testing of the service, it’s accepting applications for a new beta that will allow testers to mark the non-Google files they want for offline access. For now, Google is giving the opportunity to be part of the test only to G Suite organizations, while users of Chrome browser will be able to use the service pretty soon from now.
To use it, you will have to enable offline mode from within the Drive or Docs settings first. Next, sign into the account that you associated with the recognized G Suite organization before you will see the option to save files offline.
Unfortunately, Google didn’t make provision for the current feature to run on Chrome OS for now, though the company said it’s busy with it so Chrome OS users will get it in the nearest future.
If you use other browser other than Chrome, we have no info for you as to whether you can access this feature or not, as even Google didn’t give a hint. But, we are looking forward to seeing this release to all sooner or later. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.