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When Google announced last month that it was making more functionality available to Google Docs users, company officials mentioned in passing that offline access to its productivity suite would be suspended, starting May 3.
Today is that day. And Google is proceeding according to plan. The part I didn’t realize until today is Google isn’t offering a date when offline access, built on top of HTML5, will be restored.
There are some caveats, as a Google official noted when I checked in today to verify the offline suspension. Users of Google’s Gmail and Calendar won’t have their offline access removed. But the rest of the suite is losing offline access capabilities.