Chromebook Apps Finally Have Offline Access

One of the many benefits touted for Chromebooks was the ability to work offline without Internet access.

Finally, Google has added offline access to the popular Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs. So feel free to write emails, RSVP to calendar invites or view your spreadsheets when you’re offline. While Gmail and Calendar will sync once you connect to the Internet, don’t expect that edits on Google Docs to work. That’s still a work in progress.

Google says: “Offline editing isn’t ready yet, but we know it’s important to many of you, and we’re working hard to make it a reality.”

You’ll need to visit the Chrome Web Store to get Gmail Offline; it’s an HTML5-powered app that’s based on the Gmail web app for tablets, which was built to function with or without web access.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at, a new personal finance portal.
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