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Chrome OS tips and tricks - 25
account if you don’t already have one). Then, you can login and
create files or upload files you have already created and edit them.
How to use your Chromebook when there’s no
The Chrome Web Store contains useful offline apps (
filter your app search by selecting the Runs Offline checkbox. For
those times you don’t have an internet connection, these apps help
you stay productive and entertained. A few of the pre-installed options
are described below.
1. Press the Search key
on your keyboard or select the Launcher
2. Select All Apps (or type "Gmail Offline").
3. Select the Gmail Offline
4. Use the app like you normally would. It’ll update and send your
emails the next time you log on to the internet.
Office Online programs save files you create exclusively to Micrsoft’s own
OneDrive cloud storage. Though you can download a file you create and then
move it to Google Drive or a removable storage device, you cannot save it
directly to those locations. Also, to work on a file you’ve already created, you
must first upload it to OneDrive by selecting Open from OneDrive from
within whichever Office Online product you are using (you can install the
OneDrive app from the Chrome Web Store as well).
The first time you use Gmail Offline you MUST be connected to the internet
to enable offline viewing.