Gmail offline available now..Google Calendar and Docs within the week
Google has acknowlegded that while Cloud computing is great for people on the go. It gives them access to their data wherever they may be.. as long as they have access to the internet. That limitation is no longer as Google is adding offline access to its popular Apps suite of cloud-based software, including Gmail, Calendar and Docs. Gmail offline will be available today, and offline for Google Calendar and Google Docs will be rolling out over the next week, starting today.
Gmail Offline is a Chrome Web Store app that’s intended for situations when you
need to read, respond to, organize and archive email without an internet connection. This HTML5-powered app is based on the Gmail web app for tablets, which was built to function with or without web access. After you install the Gmail Offline app from the Chrome Web Store, you can continue using Gmail when you lose your connection by clicking the Gmail Offline icon on Chrome’s “new tab” page.
Google Calendar and Google Docs will let you seamlessly transition between on and
offline modes. When you’re offline in Google Calendar, you can view events from
your calendars and RSVP to appointments. With Google Docs you can view documents
and spreadsheets when you don’t have a connection. Offline editing isn’t there
yet, but Google is working to make it happen but hasn’t indicated when.