Last week we launched Offline Gmail. After releasing Gears I moved to the Gmail team to work on Offline Gmail. I think it was pretty obvious that we were working on this and Offline Gmail was the first and possibly the hardest task we wanted to be able to solve with Gears.
A lot of things have been said about Offline Gmail but not too much has been said about how it was implemented. If there is any interest I’ll take questions and answer those in a follow up blog post.
One thing that I would like to add is that even though the UI for enabling the offline lab is only available in English you can still get Offline Gmail in any language Gmail supports. Here is how:
- Change your language to English
- Go to Labs and enable the Offline lab.
- Switch back to your language of choice.
- Enable offline from the offline settings tab or from the link next to your user name in the upper right corner.