Google Gear To Boost Offline Applications

What happens to your files that you have on Google if you loose Internet connection? To avoid data lost, confusion and to save you time Google has created a new extension for Opera and Firefox browsers called Google Gears, which will offer offline access to web applications.

Currently the only service using Gears is Google Reader, but experts predict that the new feature will soon spread across other popular Google applications like Google Docs & Spreadsheets or Google Videos. For customers being able to continue with their work even without Internet access will be not only important but critical if no other back up of data is available.

The current issue ( N 8 ) of the Google Librarian Newsletter was published yesterday. I noticed that most of the articles in the newsletter are chronological overviews of the latest developments with Google. Some ( Unversal Seearch ) we have covered at Library Blog Buzz, for the rest you have to continue reading.

Via: Googling Google
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=591

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