Are there any desktop apps for Google Docs on Ubuntu 12.04? I need to be able to edit docs offline and save them so they auto-sync to my account when I get an internet connection.


Option 1) For offline access, open Chrome. Click the Google Docs app icon or visit https://docs.google.com The offline version of your Documents List will load.

You may need to add google docs to your Chrome - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/apdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf

Option 2) Use a text editor - gedit or LibreOffice, edit the document(s) then save them in your Documents folder. Then, when on-line again copy the info into a google doc.

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    The offline version that is accessible after installing the extension is view-only. – user25656 Apr 28 '12 at 13:39
  • Really? View-only is not very useful. – becko Oct 29 '17 at 20:00
  • Comment 1 is no longer accurate; docs are editable if you enable offline editing via drive.google.com/drive/settings first. – Leo Wattenberg May 15 '18 at 11:49


GWOffice might be something that you are looking for.

  • It is a great tool, but only available up to Ubuntu 12.04. – Morgoth Oct 23 '17 at 17:59

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