Note: This extension is also used to make advanced copy & paste functionality available in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
No network connection? No problem! With Google Docs Offline, you can access Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive without connecting to the internet.
Once installed, simply enable offline access via the settings menu in Google Drive. Alternatively, follow the steps here: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375012
Google Docs Offline requires very minimum permissions.
Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact
extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like
stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk
impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn
malicious, they can be very harmful.
Google Docs Offline has earned a fairly good reputation and likely safe to install.
Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious.
This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store,
the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the
Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we
discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution
when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or
higher risk likelihood.
As usual, Google can't take one step forward without taking about a thousand steps backwards. Absolute trash of an extension, and it creates far more issues that didn't exist prior to its release. How about we fix one small thing for once, instead of trying to re-create the entire app from the ground-up and creating a thousand more issues that need to be solved later.