As you're aware, Google won't do the job without an internet connection. Even the offline version of Google Docs only allows local changes, not synced ones.
Perhaps surprisingly, Microsoft's Excel does allow simultaneous editing by a number of people on a local network. It isn't real time like Google, but it does update everytime users save. There are ...
I had this same problem for about a month.
Today I had the idea to disable the image blocker extension that I had installed for Chrome. Drive started working again immediately. I wish I had realized this earlier!
I am afraid you need to switch (just for editing your docs) to Google Chrome.
As per the documentation found here :
"Offline access is only available in the Google Chrome browser."
Once on Chrome, under the corresponding settings, you can enable offline editing per file:
OR for all files:
Yes, it was a bug. As stated on the Google product forum,
The issue should now be fixed. Please clear your browser's cache and cookies. If the problem still persists, kindly confirm whether, in Chrome Extensions, you have Gmail Offline enabled or not.
YouTube's premium service, YouTube Red, allows this in the YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube Gaming apps.
Once you are subscribed to YouTube Red ($1.99/month), you will see an "Add to offline" button below videos, this will allow you to download the video at your selected quality so that it can be viewed offline.
Source: Using YouTube Red benefits
You can bookmark more than just pages that are live on the World Wide Web.
I also expect offline access would be useful if you can reach the Web but can't reach Delicious.
I found it beneficial to investigate whether or not the computer's security software is a factor. For me, Kaspersky automatically updated in such a way that inhibited my ability to edit in Google Docs. It was the result of an 'encrypted connection scanning' issue.
This site was helpful: http://www.htgsd.com/information-technology/google/google-drive-trying-...
As of July 2015, (question asked back in 2011) you still (!) can't do much offline beyond see lists of cards, but:
The Android app now (since 27th May 2015) has "Offline Support" in its "Working on" section (with a whopping 3122 votes - follow the link to vote and encourage them on). But don't get your hopes up, because here is what they say about it:
The browser "Save File" feature will download a very basic version of a site. Much of the site will use references to things that are on the internet. This will only ...
Open local files and convert them to Google Docs editors format it's not supported.
From Use Google Drive files offline
If you aren't connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network, you can still
view and edit files, including:
Google is releasing this feature slowly to individual channels currently. The larger more active channels will get it first. All Vevo and music based ones should be already offline, but they could miss a few non Vevo or Indie ones.
This is due to the user being logged in with multiple accounts (which can be checked by clicking on the user profile picture icon on the top right corner of Google Drive). By being signed in with multiple accounts, Google Drive would be clueless about which account to use when accessing https://docs.google.com/offline/optin?json=1.
One simple workaround is ...
It just happened to me and turned out to be script blocking.
If you are using ScriptSafe or any of the other script blocker - make sure scripts originating from 0.docs.google.com (and possibly others, as the implementation changes with time) are marked "allowed".
Needless to say - make sure the scripts you allow are safe before you allow them...
" Is it possible to share a Google Spreadsheet between computers with no internet"
I'm no networking expert, but logic tells me that the only way to do this is to finding a way to share the internet connection with all the five computers (ie giving them internet access.
The other option would be to convert the document to another (ie non google spreadsheet)...
As of January 27 2017, the Trello app for iOS and Android now works offline natively.
Different locales are seeing this roll out in a staggered manner but it should be available to you soon if it isn't already.