Carl Johnson on 14 Oct 2014 04:36:38 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Offline apps for Chromebook

F.Y.I..... they're dropping ext3/4 support for external drives.

On October 14, 2014 7:34:14 AM EDT, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 1:04 AM, Fred Stluka <> wrote:
>> I didn't think you could do much of anything on a Chromebook
>> without a network connect.  Doesn't it really push the idea of
>> keeping everything in the cloud?
>It does, but html5 supports offline storage and more apps are starting
>to handle that.
>I believe Google docs does:
>There is also an offline Gmail app that works, though it is a bit
>primitive compared to the normal one.
>Generally offline applications still are cloud-based, but they cache
>data locally and sync when online.
>The Chrome Web Store has a collection of offline-enabled apps:
>Quite a few apps are now offline-enabled compared to when I first
>started using ChromeOS.  It is worth noting that these apps work
>offline on any device running Chrome, including under Windows, OSX,
>and Linux.  Also, offline data storage is an html5 feature, so it
>might be possible to do some of this stuff using other browsers, but I
>haven't looked into this (I'm not sure if you can just punch
> into mozilla while disconnected and run offline from
>the cache, etc).  Chrome apps are packaged up and locally installed,
>though many are still basically just URL redirectors (ie bookmarks
>that show up in the app list).
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