Offline GMail Now Available

GMail LogoAnother great feature from GMail Labs.

If you lose internet connectivity because you’re on the go or your wi-fi (or neighbor’s, which you’re “borrowing”) is flaky, you can now still get to your cached email on your computer.

Offline GMail uses Gears to download a local cache of your email while you are online, then makes it available when offline by simply opening your browser and going to

If you use Google Docs, you’ve probably used Doc’s Offline feature to get to your documents. Same concept since they both use Gears.

The feature is now available to GMail users that have the US or UK English edition, although it may be a couple of days for some before it shows under your Labs tab.

Whither art thou, O Yahoo! Mail?


GMail is currently innovating and evolving at a much faster rate than the competition, and if the growth predicted in the graph is anything to go by, then Y!Mail really needs to bootstrap itself.

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