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Gmail offline


January 28, 2009 10:00 PM PST

Google is bluring the line between desktop and web apps again. This time GMail goes offline. It is only experemental (in the labs) but it looks promising so far. When. Combined with chrome it becomes something that seems a lot like a native app. This is something people have been waiting for ever since they released gears long ago.

Comments (5)
Paul, January 28, 2009 11:20 PM:

My solution is to never be offline. Also, it's okay to not check your mail at every opportunity.

Ian, January 29, 2009 12:27 AM:

Heh, that's an odd solution for a person who doesn't need to check his email at every opportunity.

Any how, Gears doesn't let you check your email while offline. If that were the case you wouldn't really be offline, would you? :) It lets you read and write emails while offline. Also it can improve the usability of Gmail on unreliable connections.

Paul, January 30, 2009 10:41 PM:

My first sentence is about me. The second is therapy for John :)

J, January 31, 2009 12:30 PM:

This "fixes" my biggest issue with Gmail since it came out. Except I use gmail through Imap now on my desktop and phone, so I don't really see using the browser+gears over a native client. Maybe if I could install Firefox/Chrome+Gears on a flash drive, and have my data on that? That would be good for travel...

Ian, February 2, 2009 02:56 PM:

Accessing multiple email accounts with Gmail offline enabled broke Gmail on Firefox and Chrome for me. :(

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