After Samsung told me I could not I was finally able to figure out that you can. But some things like spell check do not work and some features aren't available when you are "offline". If you were buying this to write on I would really go another way. google docs is primitive and beta..
Yes. "Offline", Gmail, Google Docs (word processor), calendar, scratchpad. Other web apps are available. So far, I have not been able to watch movies offline because they are in mpg format. I am working on converting to mp4.
NOPE...thats the thing..everything on the chromebook hinges on getting to the internet...no web connection the device is a paper weight...but based on your question your trying to adapt this device to what is not intended to do...cant do it.