Google is to make the Gmail, Docs and Calendar tools available offline via its Chrome browser to help workers access important information on the go without internet access.
Gmail Offline can be accessed via the Chrome Web Store app, and uses the same HTML5 technology as the Gmail app for tablets, allowing users to read emails, draft responses and archive important messages while offline.
Google Docs offline allows users to view documents and spreadsheets, although not edit them, while the Calendar application lets users view events and RSVP to appointments.
Google product manager Benoît de Boursetty explained on the Google Enterprise blog that the move ensures that mobile workers can stay productive in locations without internet access.
"Today's world doesn't slow down when you're offline, and it's a great feeling to be productive from anywhere, on any device, at any time," he said.
"We're pushing the boundaries of modern browsers to make this possible and, while we hope that many users will already find today's offline functionality useful, this is only the beginning."
De Boursetty added that Google is working to improve the capabilities of Docs offline to allow editing, and to bring the same tools to other browsers.
"Support for offline document editing and customising the amount of email to be synchronised will be coming in the future," he said.
"We also look forward to making offline access more widely available when other browsers support advanced functionality."
Gmail Offline is available now, while offline capabilities for Google Calendar and Google Docs will be rolled out over the next week.
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