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Use your Google Calendar offline soon

Thoughts of combining Google services and Gears seems to be quite popular these days, however only one service so far (Google Reader) officially provides offline capabilities. Hints of offline support for Gmail surfaced last month after a Google translator pointed out a telling phrase he was asked to translate.

Thoughts of combining Google services and Gears seems to be quite popular these days, however only one service so far (Google Reader) officially provides offline capabilities. Hints of offline support for Gmail surfaced last month after a Google translator pointed out a telling phrase he was asked to translate.

The latest service to spill the beans, though, is Google Calendar. The other day, Marketing Pilgrim gave us a screenshot of the service actually asking to allow Google Gears. At first, proving this was actually happening to people was a bit difficult -- but now thanks to Tony Ruscoe, here is some javascript that confirms Google Calendar will be getting Gears support soon.

Type the following piece of text into your address bar in your browser while using Google Calendar for the proof:

javascript:_olp_showPromo();

Use your Google Calendar offline soon

If you look through the source code, references to Gears are scattered everywhere. After Google Calendar and Gmail both get offline support, maybe we should expect the same for Google Docs?