With the new features of Google Gmail that was announced yesterday, users can work everywhere with their Gmail dubbed as Gmail Offline.
The feature enabled after users download Google Gears that will make the online mail service more similar to desktop mail clients like Outlook.
Individual users of Gmail can activate the changes in their Gmail account now, but corporate users will need their email administrator to enable the function. Gmail was updated with new graphics and themes in late 2008 and since the feature is still in beata mode Google says that flaky connection mode there are still instances when connection is weak and intermittent.
Google Gmail Engineer Andy Palay explains that Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail. As long as you're connected to the network, that cache is synchronized with Gmail's servers. When you lose your connection, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode, and uses the data stored on your computer's hard drive instead of the information sent across the network.
Dave Armstrong head of marketing at Google Enterprise EMEA added that there was a very real need for offline working capabilities for those travelling on planes and trains, and that Google was committed to further expanding its offline initiatives.
The Gmail Features currently available only via US/UK English versions of Gmail and still under production, it requires more engineering concept.