Zoho, maker of hosted office productivity applications, has upgraded its Writer word processing service to enable offline editing of documents.
When you are not connected to the internet, you can visit http://writer.zoho.com/offline to access and edit your documents offline, Zoho evangelist Raju Vegesna wrote on the Zoho corporate blog.
When you are back online, clicking on ‘Go Online’ will let you to synchronize the modified documents with the online versions, he wrote.
Since August, Zoho users have been able to view their documents via Zoho while offline, but not to edit them.
The offline capabilities are made possible by Google Gears, an open source client runtime for Ajax applications that Google released earlier this year.
Zoho is one of the first companies to use Google Gears commercially.