Google Docs has announced that as of today, they're rolling out an offline capacity. (I've checked my account and I'm not one of the lucky ones — yet.) If you're among the favoured, you'll see the word Offline in the top right menu, as in this graphic, taken from a simple video demonstrating how it works. You'll have to have Google's Gears installed to make it work.
This is a Good Thing, I suppose: any increase in functionality is valuable. But at the same time it does seem to be a bit of a zag after so much Web 2.0 . . . [more]