A new version of Google Sheets, a Chrome app for creating spreadsheets in Google Drive, is now available with offline support. That means just like Docs and Slides, the remaining apps that make up Google’s productivity suite, you can now edit your documents offline and know that they’ll be synced with Google Drive as soon as you regain connectivity.
The updated Google Sheets app is also reportedly faster than ever before, with brisk scrolling, load times and in-app calculations. Google used the update to add a new feature called filter views, which lets you share different versions of your spreadsheet with other people. That means you can share a spreadsheet with your boss and focus on one particular area, without affecting how it will look to other colleagues who are still viewing or editing the document.
Text also flows into nearby empty cells now automatically, and there is a new function help tool for guiding spreadsheet newbies. The new and improved Sheets isn’t available by default though; you’ll need to make sure the ‘Try the new Google Sheet’s box is checked in your Google Drive settings first.
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