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Google ‘Offline Apps’ Let You Work Anywhere

Google will be allowing users to access Google Gmail, Docs and Calendar without the need for an active internet connection.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on September 3, 2011. @yiiee

Google will be allowing users to access Google Gmail, Docs and Calendar offline in the upcoming days. With Google Offline, users can archive and organize e-mails in Gmail; view or manage appointments in Calendar; and even edit documents and spreadsheets in Docs — all without an active Internet connection. The user simply needs to download and install individual apps from the Chrome Web Store to use this offline feature. The Google Gmail Offline Chrome app is already available to download and use, but only in the Chrome browser.

This offline initiative is Google’s push to focus on HTML5 for more advanced applications using the Google Chrome browser. Google is also pushing for businesses and individuals to use the Google suite as opposed to Microsoft Office.

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