Google has announced that users can now edit Google Docs offline, great news for the more than 5 million businesses now using Google Apps worldwide.

Among a number of announcements from Google yesterday was the news that Google documents can now be edited offline using the Google Chrome browser. With offline editing, users can create and edit Google documents and leave comments. Any changes made will be automatically synced when the user is back online.

Offline editing for spreadsheets and presentations is “coming soon”.

In a busy week for news, due to the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google announced that Google Apps is now used by over 5 million businesses and Gmail has 425 million users. There’s also great news if you are an iOS user, Google has launched Google Drive and Chrome for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The official Google Enterprise Blog has more details on all this news.