Chapter 11. Using Google Apps Offline with Google Gears

In this chapter, you learn how to use Google Apps offline with Google Gears.

You probably know Google’s applications as web-only apps. That’s certainly one of their selling points, and how they started out.

When you use a web-only app, you have to be online to use the app and edit documents; if you’re not connected to the Internet, you can’t access your files. As you can imagine, that can be a bit of a drawback, especially if you don’t have a reliable Internet connection nearby.

What you need, then, is a web-only application that isn’t web-only, one that lets you access and work on your web-based documents when you’re offline. That’s exactly what you can do with Google Apps, thanks to Google ...

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