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Google’s Gmail Finally Gets Offline Capabilities

It’s time to mark an item off my Google wishlist! The Gmail team has announced that, starting this week, users will be able to use a Gmail Labs feature that allows for the email service to be used when offline.


It’s something that I–and many others–have longed for. OK, maybe it wasn’t so much of a deep yearning, more of a "sure would be nice to have" feeling. Anyway, the video below explains how Gmail will use the Google’s Gears tool to provide offline email use.

So, how do you think Microsoft is reacting to this news? Is an offline Gmail more of a threat to Outlook? Have you been waiting to make the switch?

  • Jacques Seoman

    Yeee Haaawwww!!! Gmail is already power, and this offline functionality is gonna kill Microsoft’s Outlook and Outlook Express! This is really pleasing news!

  • PS3

    All they need to do now is ungroup messages (or give you the option) and I’d be a very happy chappie :)

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  • Cashmere

    Makes a lot of difference to people who type with two fingers and are on dial up as well. Good news indeed.

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  • Neil

    I have been using GMail for a while now and use it as a POP3 account so I can use it offline anyway.

    Great news for everyone though.