Google Mail has changed the way we used to send and receive emails. Gmail has so many features that makes it a perfect email suite. Google’s constant innovation and addition of new features at regular intervals have kept Gmail on the top of other email providers. In normal situations, a user needs to access Gmail website and should have a working Internet connection to read emails. But there are workaround for this situation to access Gmail offline – by using a desktop email client (like Thunderbird) or by using the Offline Google Mail extension for Chrome browser.
Access Google Mail Offline with Chrome Extension
Offline Google Mail is an official extension developed by Google for users who want to read mails offline and also respond, search and archive mails.
Before trying out this app, here’s a piece of advice. It is not suggested to install this app on a public or shared computer, as others will also be able to get access to your personal emails.
When you launch the app for the first time, you’ll be greeted with question “Would you like to use Google Mail Offline to manage and compose email when you’re not connected to the internet?”. Click on “Allow offline mail”.
From the settings button, you can change the settings like number of past days to download mails. You can download mails as much as one month old. The handy search bar lets you to search for a specific mail, just like the search bar in Gmail website.
Gmail emails/messages will be automatically syncronized between local storage and online. If an active Internet connection is found then this app will download other new messages and complete tasks which are remaining, for example sending the message which is stored locally. Email replies are stored locally until you’re connected with Internet again.
This is a must have application for those who’re always on the go. They may not have internet connection all the time and therefore this app can come to their rescue. Also users can reply to messages when offline. Now you can take your Gmail offline with this app.
Seems interesting, right? Chrome users can head over to the official Chrome Web Store to install this extension. You’ll need to sign-in before installing this app.