Google Gears available for OS X

Google Gears available for OS X

Summary: 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.

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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.

Topics: Google, Apple, Operating Systems

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  • Hehe, what does that say about OSX?

    [i]The best news is the that the new 710kb tool is available for the Mac.[/i]

    I find it interesting how it is "news" when someone releases a product that is available for OSX. How come there isn't a news story every time someone releases something for Windows? Oh, never mind, there wouldn't be any space left for anything else. :)
    NonZealot
  • Whatever.

    Nonzealot, do you get paid to make these comments?
    mode_flux