Google Gears available for OS X

Google has apparently closed the "offline hole" when using its online office suite (Google Docs and Calendars) with the announcement of Google Gears. The best news is the that the new 710kb tool is available for the Mac.

Google has apparently closed the "offline hole" when using its online office suite (Google Docs and Calendars) with the announcement of Google Gears. The best news is the that the new 710kb tool is available for the Mac.

Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using following JavaScript APIs:

  • Store and serve application resources locally
  • Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
  • Run asynchronous Javascript to improve application responsiveness

More information on Google Gears can be found on the Developer Site, FAQ and Developer Forum.

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