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5 apps that you can use offline

By Floyd Matlala Time of article published Apr 8, 2020

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Now that everyone is spending more time at home with plenty of time on their hands, data has become essential as many turn to their smartphones and laptops to get through the lockdown.
 
This does not mean that your laptop and smartphone will become useless when you run out of data. With these apps, you can still continue to use your phone, laptop and other devices without having to worry about your internet connection.
 
Spotify

Spotify allows you to carry on listening to the music you love offline. Premium subscribers can save their library for online listening which gives you a limit of 10 000 tracks

The easiest way to download your entire library is tapping the Download button present at the top of the All Songs list, which you can find on the Your Library tab. Inside Settings, you’ll find an Offline Mode which hides all music you have saved for offline use.  
 
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Although some of the features in this game do require internet access, there is still a way one can enjoy the experience offline. 
This allows users to still race against Asphalt opponents and have an enjoyable experience, performing stunts and racking up points on the different racetracks. 
 
Google Suite

Even if you are not connected to the internet, you can still pretty much create, edit and view files on Google Doc, Google Sheets and Google Slides with the Google docs offline Chrome extension installed and turned on. To do that, click the main menu at the top left, click on the settings and turn on Offline.
 
YouTube

Just like a lot of apps, YouTube is also an internet-driven app but can still be used offline. This app allows users to carry on enjoying their favourite videos on their Android and iOS devices even when there is no network connection.
YouTube allows both Android and iOS users to save YouTube videos to their device when they have an internet connection for later use in an offline mode.
 
Google Translate

Even without a data connection, Google translate allows users to continue using the offline mode with support for 59 languages.
 
There you have it, so much can really be done on your smartphone and laptop without any internet connection.This can also come in handy for you to save music and videos offline so that when you are out of the house, you don't rack up data costs. 

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