Gmail Offline Chrome
Gmail just made something good a little better with Gmail Offline Chrome web app. I am a big user of the Google Apps suite and love the function and productivity that I get from the suite. The one thing that bothered me is the offline capabilites that it offered,now we are getting somewhere.
There were some solutions like Google Gears however it did not always work. So I waited, Google had promised to have offline features for the Google Apps suite however I was getting concerned about the timing. Then on Aug 31 Google announced Gmail Offline Chrome App would be available in the Chrome Web Store.
Gmail Offline Chrome was released as an App in the Chrome Web Store. With a simple install of the App from the Google Chrome Web Store you are up in running in about 2 mins. The good news as well is that Google announced in their blog that offline for Google Calendar and Google Docs will be rolled out next week. This I am looking forward to seeing.
[pquote]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. ~ Gmail Blog[/pquote]
Damang Media Group is a company that works from anywhere and everywhere. Having a effective offline workflow is important aspect of getting things done from where ever we may be. Now with the Gmail Offline Chrome app we can still communicate and follow up on things and then when we connect up again everything syncs up automatically.
This now brings the Google Apps suite to users in full featured set of tools for Online or Offline use. For the corporate users, IT departments can deploy the Gmaill Offline Chrome web app throughout the network with organizational policies for Chrome.
With the addition of offline capabilities, if you are a user of other Mail systems like exchange, POP etc. would you think that Google Apps for Business would be an option for you now?