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Posted by Dave Stewart, Senior Software Engineer
When we first announced
Gmail offline last August, we told you that it was only the beginning of our HTML5-powered offline journey. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and today, we want to let you know about some of the key updates we’ve made to the Chrome Web Store app.
The first update - and a personal favorite of the team- is the addition of a settings page (look for the new settings icon
). You can now choose whether you want to synchronize 7, 14 or 31 days worth of mail. So the next time you get on an airplane, you can sit back and tackle up to 31 days of mail all while offline.
We’ve also made a number of other updates to Gmail offline:
- Improved attachments: All attachments are now downloaded and available for offline use
- Keyboard shortcuts support: If you have keyboard shortcuts enabled in Gmail, your setting will transfer over to the Gmail offline app. If you're not sure what you can do with keyboard shortcuts, try pressing ‘?’ next time you’re using Gmail or Gmail offline.
- Numerous performance enhancements: Messages and attachments now download at a faster rate and some bugs have been fixed.
If you haven’t tried it already, you can install the Gmail offline app
from the Chrome Web Store. If you’re already using Gmail offline, you'll see these improvements the next time you open the app. To get the best experience using Gmail offline, please make sure you are using the latest version of Chrome as some features may not work on older versions.
Things you can do from here: