We have previously discussed about 3 useful Google Docs desktop tools and here is yet another free tool that can help you edit or create documents for your Google Docs account. You can also follow a trick to use it in offline mode.
Nocs is a free tool that lets you access Google Docs account from your desktop.
Configuring Nocs For Google Docs
2. Install the tool and start it. You will be asked to provide your Goggle Docs login details for validation. Enter it and press the button “Validate”.
Creating New Documents Using Nocs
You can create new documents and save them to your Google Docs account. For creating a new document go to File > New and then compose the new document. After you are finished, just press Ctrl+S(or go to File > Save) to save the document. Select the folder and save it.
Editing An Existing Document Using Nocs
You can also open any existing document for editing. Press Ctrl+O or go to File > Browse Google Docs to open your Google Docs documents. Now select the required document and press the button “Load” and the document will open in a new tab. Edit it and then press Ctrl+S to save the changes.
How to Use Nocs to Edit or Create Documents While Offline
I do not know, if this was meant for the offline purpose, but Nocs provides an option to load any text(.txt) file that is stored on your PC. Hence, when you are offline just open your notepad, prepare your document and save it. Now whenever you are back online, just open Nocs and then go to File > Load File(Ctrl+Shift+O), locate the text file you created while offline and open it. You will see a new file automatically created in Nocs with the text in the locally edited .txt file typed in it. Save this new file to Docs as shown earlier.
In a much similar way you can also edit existing documents in Docs while offline. Open Nocs while you are online and open any document(that you want to edit offline) from Docs. Now go to, File > Save File As(Ctrl+Shift+S) and save the document on your PC. Now while you are offline, edit that document and save it. When you get back online open the document(that is saved on Google Docs) which you needed to edit. Press Ctrl+A(to select all the text in it) and delete them. Now go to File > Load File(Ctrl+Shift+O), locate the file(on your PC) where you made the edits and open it. That’s all, you will see the text from the edited file getting entered in that opened document. Save the file(Ctrl+S) and the document(that is on the Google Docs) gets saved with the changes in it.
NOTE : As Nocs doesn’t allow adding hyperlinks or text formatting please do not edit Docs documents that already contain links using this offline trick. You will lose those formats.
With the offline trick working, I should have been highly impressed with Nocs. I will be so, if they mind to add two more cents to it. Firstly, an improved text formatting(at least as rich as Google Docs) which means adding hyperlinks, bolding,underlining and creating italic texts. And secondly, adding file upload option for document files. If they do, well they will get way ahead of any free tool present right now.