Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced offline access to Gmail, Calendar, and Docs through its HTML5 Chrome web application. ‘
The Gmail Offline Chrome Web store app is based on the Gmail web app for tablet, which was built to work with or without access to the web. Once you install the Gmail Offline app from the Chrome Web Store, you can continue using Gmail after losing your Internet connection by clicking the Gmail Offline icon or go to a “new tab” page on Chrome. You will still be able to read, reply, send, and organize e-mails. All of the actions will be synced online once you connect to the Internet.
Google has not added offline editing to Docs yet, but they are working on that feature. When you are offline on Google Calendar, you can still view events from your calendars and RSVP to appointments.