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Google removes Gears from Chrome, prepares offline access for Google Docs

Google Gears was launched back in 2007 -- before Google Chrome, and back when web apps were still in their early stages -- as a way for web app developers to allow offline access to documents. Gears never really caught on, and was eventually replaced by standards-based solutions. Now, Google has announced that it's finally removing support for the Gears plugin from Chrome. With Google now in...

Read It Later Pro for Android hits the Market, on sale for 99 cents

Read It Later, the popular Web reading list app, has finally launched an official Android app. Best of all, it's heavily discounted right now and selling for just 99 cents. Like its iOS counterparts, Read It Later Pro for Android offers clean, distraction-free reading of all the items you queue up as you browse the Web. Offline reading support is provided, and fonts can be adjusted to your...

Chromapaper extension brings offline Instapaper syncing to Chrome

Chromapaper is a new Chrome web app that makes it easy to save pages to the popular read-it-later service Instapaper. Until today, it was called "Instapaper for Chrome," but because it's the work of an independent developer, Instapaper forced a name change to make it clear that this web app is unofficial. The name Instachrome was already taken by a similar extension, so Chromapaper it is. ...

Google Docs gets HTML5 offline support and Chrome Web app

Google's been busy these past few days, but the fun doesn't stop with Chrome OS. Google Docs got some love yesterday with the announcement of a Google Docs Chrome 'Web app,' and the return of work offline mode in early 2011 courtesy of HTML5. Previously Google used Gears to provide work offline support for its cloud-based office suite, but retired the offline caching plug-in system in preference...

FeedStore for Chrome lets you catch up on Google Reader news while offline

Back in May, Google axed the offline mode in Google Reader. I didn't use it that often, but it was a nice way to catch up on tech news while I made the 6-hour trek to Winnipeg from my home in the North. Thankfully, there's a new Google Chrome extension called FeedStore which brings back offline reading. Just install the extension and you're ready to go. FeedStore adds an icon to your browser...

Holy sh**, Grooveshark iPhone app now available in the App Store!

It's no secret that there was a little bad blood last time Grooveshark submitted their iPhone app to the Cupertino Crew. The app was denied, and Grooveshark didn't fell they had to take the rejection lying down... So they decided to release it to jailbroken iPhones and iPods via Cydia. Yesterday, however, Grooveshark announced that Apple had approved the app. Yep, it's in the app store right...

Apple release free MobileMe Gallery iPhone app

Even though Apple's MobileMe Gallery is already iPhone-friendly, today they've taken it a step further with the release of a free iPhone application: MobileMe Gallery [iTunes Link]. The goal is to make it even easier to access and use their photo sharing service. With the application, you can view your own gallery (including password protected areas) but also view movies and photos that have...

Evernote for iPhone gets offline notebooks and more

Evernote, the amazing all-purpose capture and notetaking app, just got a whole lot more useful for iPhone users. The latest version of Evernote for iPhone hit the App Store this week, and it packs a lot of features that capture junkies will love. The biggest new addition is offline notes, so you can refer to your saved notebooks even when you're on a plane or can't get reception. Other new...

Google makes it easy to download all your Docs files

Google has finally made it easy to download all your files from Google Docs in one fell swoop. In the official blog post they're calling the move "news from the Data Liberation Front." It's a logical feature to offer with any online service. Now, there is a limit - 2GB - but that ought to cover just about all your Docs data unless you have some uber-massive presentations stored there. Google...

Offline GMail ready for public consumption, exits Labs

I'm so rarely without an internet connection these days that I barely give a second thought to offline access to my GMail, but it's a welcome "in case of emergency" feature. It's been available in GMail Labs for a long time, but today Google has pushed Offline Mail to full-fledged GMail option status. As with other GMail feature rollouts, you might not see the change right away (not a big...

Use PopFly Game Downloader to nab your faves before it shuts down

Microsoft may be pulling the pin on Popfly, but that doesn't mean you have to kiss your favorite games goodbye. What's that you say? You didn't even know there were games on Popfly? Well, there are - and some are actually pretty fun. Over at Coding4Fun, they've released a handy tool that allows you to save the games you enjoy forever and ever. Or at least until you grow weary and decide it's time...

Google Calendar adds Gears support, now available offline

In late January, Google began offering Gears support for your GMail account and now Google Calendar has received offline superpowers as well. Right now the feature is really only handy for getting a look at what's on your schedule: it's read-only, so you can't edit or add events for synchronization later. Since GMail already provides a more complete set of offline features, hopefully we'll see...

Google Gears comes to Gmail

Yea, verily, Google brought Gears to Gmail today, meaning you can (finally) go through downloaded emails without a handy internet connection. There are caveats: spellcheck won't work, can't add attachments, pretty much anything that would require a connection won't be there. Reading, responding, starring and labeling do work, however, which is very cool. But hey, don't take my word for it. See the...

Offline support comes to mobile Gmail

Not content with Android, the Google Mobile team has pulled another trick out of their sleeve: Gmail for mobile 2.0. Really, this is Gmail for mobile 2.0.6, but why quibble with details. BlackBerry users got the bulk of the updates last month, with the Google Mobile App for BlackBerry, but now Gmail 2.0 has been pushed out to all J2ME phones. Here are the highlights: Offline support: This is big....

Google Docs going offline - in a good way

Google is beginning to roll out offline functionality for Google Docs. What this means is that you can create documents online, share them with collaboraters, and make edits while you're nowhere near an internet connection. So, for example if you're on an airplane, you can work on a report, and as soon as you get back to your home or office, you just visit the Google Docs page again and all of...