Google's standalone Docs and Sheets mobile apps work offline
by Katie Collins
Google has introduced standalone mobile apps for its cloud-based document and spreadsheet tools, in order to simplify the process of creating and editing content on the move. Docs and Sheets will be available on both Android and iOS and are designed to give users easier access to files so that you no longer have to root through Drive to find them. Both of the apps are available now, although there is also a Slides app on the way, which will allow users to create and edit presentations at the touch of a button. When you open the apps, you will see all of your most recently-edited files, which should make it easier to find what you're after, with less scrolling and searching required. Perhaps most importantly, the apps will come with offline support built in so that you can view, edit and create documents without needing an internet connection.
The next time you use the Drive app on your Android or iOS device, you'll be prompted to download the Docs and Sheets if you go to create or edit a document. The idea isn't that these apps replace the Google Drive app, rather they are designed to supplement Drive, which will still act a central point for you to store and organise all of your files and photos.