Google Doc’s has been a great success, bringing with it an easy-to-use cloud based Office Productivity Suite that fulfils the majority of needs of most users. There is one problem with some cloud application though and that is working offline, Google knows that if it wants to break Microsoft’s stanglehold on the Office market that it must provide offline editing.
It appears they’ve started doing something about it! This is probaby also tied in with the Google Chromebook rollout.
Google Docs offline: Coming this summer – cnet News, 18th May 2011
AMA: A Peek Into The Future Of Google Docs – TechCrunch, 13th June 2011