If you are a devout user of the Google Drive productivity suite, you might have found yourself wondering why it is not possible to edit Google Sheets without an internet connection. For those who do not know, Google Sheets is the spreadsheet app in the company’s productivity suite. The company has finally listened to user requests for the feature, Google Sheets offline editing is finally possible thanks to the update that has been rolled out today. The update also improves speed and filter views.
Offline editing has already been supported by other apps in the suite, like Google Docs and Slide. Those who have already been using offline editing feature in those apps will be able to use it on Sheets right away, those who haven’t used the offline editing feature in the past at all will have to follow a set of instructions first. Spreadsheets can then be edited even if there’s no internet connection, all changes will be synced back to Google Drive once the user connects to the internet. The filter views feature lets users create custom views that don’t affect how other people who have access to the spreadsheet view it, this lets them filter the data in a variety of ways even when multiple contributors are working on the same spreadsheet. Last but not the least, Google Sheets also receives performance tweaks, users should notice that it is now more snappy and fast. [Image via ATD]