Google goes offline (for Apps!)

Finally! A way to get Google Apps offline. I’m an avid user of Gmail and GReader and also often need to travel around. My complaint with web apps are that they need connectivity ALL the time! With a flaky M1 Broadband modem, it is just bearable but when it goes offline for no reason, I can’t do much emailing or reading. So Google Gears sounds like a great solution.

Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality

Source : http://gears.google.com/

Downloading the application took awhile but upon installation and loading Google Reader showed a dialog box asking for permission to store data locally. Tried this on my desktop so can’t seem to see any offline caching going on. Shall try on the laptop next.


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