Google launches Offline Gmail through Gears

The latest feature from Google Labs can be a headache to Microsoft who has dominated the Desktop mail client industry since its existence with their “Microsoft Outlook”.

You can now access your Gmail account even when you are not connected to Internet. With new Gmail Labs feature, Offline Google allows you to access your inbox through your browser and use all of Gmail’s familiar features such as search, labels and conversation threading even without internet access. You need to have Google Gear to use Gmail Offline.

Here is what the Google team has to say about Offline feature:

“Make Gmail go where the Internet doesn’t. Access your inbox through your browser and use Gmail’s familiar features when you’re offline. To get started, enable this lab and then click on the "Offline" link in the upper-right of your inbox.”

To use the Gmail in Offline mode you will have to activate the Offline function from

  1. Go to Setting (from top of the page)
  2. Click on tab titled “Labs”
  3. Enable the Offline feature.

Read more about “Offline Gmail” right from Google Gmail help blog.