Google has been working on offline versions of Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. Google announced on Wednesday that it would add offline capability to its Apps suite of cloud-based software, including Gmail, Calendar and Docs.
A blog post said:
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 offline will be available today. Offline modes for Google Calendar and Google Docs will deploy “over the next week, starting today,” the company said.
When you’re offline in Google Calendar, you can view events from your calendars and RSVP to appointments. With Google Docs you can view documents and spreadsheets when you don’t have a connection.