Google’s offline office suite – Google Gears

I remember one interview where Dr. Eric Schmidt CEO of Google mentioning that Google apps is never a competition to Microsoft Office suite. If you keep an eye on the features that is being added on to the spreadsheets in apps is very much satisfactory for a normal users who wants to maintain a simple basic sheet.

One deadly weapon in apps is the ability for collaborative work. Everything is just fun as an application. What is very wrong with apps is not still adopted much by people over MS office. In-ability of apps to be used while your offline from internet.

With this new approach of Google gears it will be soon implemented on Google apps. We can very soon can expect offline gmail, offline spreadsheet, offline docs etc etc. Fingers crossed 😉

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By Imthiaz

Programmer, SAAS, CMS & CRM framework designer, Love Linux & Apple products, Currently addicted to mobile development & working @bluebeetle


  1. I’ve only used Gears with Google Reader but it seems to work fine. In fact I read this post using the offline mode, sitting with my Macbook on the bed in a hotel room (the wired ethernet cable doesn’t reach to the bed of course 😉 I bet you they have some exciting things coming.

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