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Offline Gmail != Revolutionary

January 27, 2009 | 0 Minute Read


So today Google wrote a post about offline Gmail.

Whoa, amazing! Now I can use email even when I’m not connected to the internet! I can read mail, and compose mail, and it’ll send the mail when I get back online!!!

Oh, wait. There was a solution for all that years ago. It’s called IMAP!!!!

Now, it’s true you can’t star stuff/archive/etc in an IMAP client but c’mon, offline Gmail is not the revolutionary development that people are making it out to be!