Google Gears Beta Launches for Safari Users

For a considerable time, Google Gears has been enhancing the functionality of Firefox for Mac users, but those who prefer Safari have been missing out. Google Gears is instrumental for accessing various Google services offline, such as Docs and Reader, and also supports other web services like Remember The Milk.

Excitingly, a beta version for Safari has just been released.

With this tool, users can access and edit their Google Docs offline, although spreadsheets and presentations are currently only viewable. Any changes made offline are synchronized once an internet connection is re-established.

We are pleased to see Google extending support to Safari users.

To integrate Google Gears with Safari, users need to download and install the Google Gears package for Mac OS X. After installation, simply navigate to a gears-enabled page to start using the features.


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