No Internet? You Can Still Get Work Done With Hosted Applications (Google Gears)

google-gears.gifI was on the plain and wondered how I was going to work on some email in the airplane.
I downloaded Google Gears, which is a browser extension enabling the browser to access data offline. After I downloaded Google Gears I then enabled offline email access in Google Apps Email.
Hosted applications are great, but when you don’t have Internet access, how can you be productive?
Offline data access solutions, such as Google gears, is the answer. These solutions enable browser based web applications to interact with your computer, as if it was a traditional application.