Google has added the ability to create, edit, comment and present with its Google Apps’ presentation app, Slides, without an internet connection. Google Slides, previously known as Google Presentations, would automatically update once a user went back online.
Google has been slowly adding the ability to work offline to its cloud productivity suite for the past year to compete better with its main rival, Microsoft Office 365. Prior to offline editing, Google Apps users required a permanent internet connection to open, view and edit files which ruled out working on flights, for example.
Offline editing was only available to Google Apps users with Google’s Chrome browser or using ChromeOS, the operating system that powers Google’s Chrome Books.
Users who hadn’t switched on offline editing for Google Docs could turn it on by following these instructions.
Offline editing would be rolled out to users gradually, the company said in an announcement on its blog.