How to View Your Google Docs Without a Web Connection

So you want to access Google Docs, but you don't have a web connection. No problem. Chrome users can access Docs without an Internet connection with Docs Offline.Follow the steps below and you'll be able to view (but not edit) your Google documents and spreadsheets whether you're connected to the web or not.

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  • Sign into your Google Gmail account and select Drive from the top navigation bar.

  • Click the gear icon in the right corner of the screen and choose Set Up Docs Offline.

  • Select Allow Offline Docs at the bottom of the screen and Click Install From Chrome Web Store.

  • After the Chrome Web Store opens, click Add to Chrome at the top of the screen and choose Add from the dialogue box.

  • Select Launch App at the top of the screen, and you'll be taken to your Drive page. Your Docs will then begin to sync with your computer. Once Docs Offline has finished syncing, you'll be set to check up on your docs with our without an Internet connection.

Daniel P. Howley
LAPTOP Senior Writer
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.