Here's another handy free Google application: Sheets

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Here's another handy free Google application: Sheets

Google’s free spreadsheet Sheets now has an offline mode so you can edit your spreadsheets without being online.

Google’s spreadsheet application, Sheets, has been given a major update  which include an offline mode that allows you to make edits to spreadsheets without an internet connection so long as you are using the Chrome web browser.

When you reconnect to the internet, your edits will automatically sync much like how Google’s other cloud based productivity apps, Docs and Slides work.

The new version of Sheets also supports bigger spreadsheets and text now automatically flows into empty adjacent cells instead of wrapping, similar to how Microsoft Excel works.

In addition, you can now create and share custom views of your spreadsheets for collaboration.

To access the new features, you will need to check “Try the new Google Sheets” box in Google Drive settings.

Just be aware that there are some regular features that aren’t currently available in the new version such as spellchecker and certain import and export features (see the full list here).  Google says that these missing features will arrive in the “coming months”.

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