Work solutions that don’t need internet.

Don’t let an internet outage ruin your workday. Learn about apps that can help you do your job without internet.

Many of us work from home these days but running a home office relies on a steady internet connection. When your internet goes down, you might think your remote work tools are useless. Luckily, there are plenty of computer and mobile apps that don’t need Wi-Fi.

Here are some handy computer and mobile apps that work without an internet connection.

Check your email.

You might be surprised to learn that many email apps, such as Gmail, don’t need the internet. Of course, you can’t send or receive anything without a connection, but you can still read your existing work emails. Simply check your email client’s preferences for an offline mode setting.

Browse shared files.

Most file sharing platforms, like Google Drive and Dropbox, also feature an offline mode. You’ll have to activate it while you’re connected, but once you do, you can browse and view files without internet access. Some platforms even save changes you make locally to push them through to the server once your connection comes back.

Read news and articles.

Many mobile newsfeed apps, like Pocket, don’t use data to display saved content. You can catch up on the latest developments in your field while you wait for your mobile connection to come online.

Work on your documents.

An internet outage can be a great chance to work on text documents, spreadsheets, or presentations distraction-free. After all, most office software suites don’t require you to be online.

If your documents are PDFs, you can process them as well. With Adobe Acrobat, you can comment on and annotate PDFs, fill forms, add e-signatures, compress and convert files, and more — all without the internet.

Discover more ways Acrobat can help you work when your internet connection doesn’t.