Google has been beta testing their offline use of their popular Gmail program, which is now available for prime time. The basic function of the offline use feature is to provide the user with the ability to access Gmail whether online or offline.

According to the Google blog is also states that:

Now, we’re happy to announce that Offline Gmail is graduating from Labs and becoming a regular part of Gmail. If you’re already using it, then you’re all set. While you’ll no longer see it on the Labs tab, you can tweak your settings and turn it on and off from the Offline tab under Settings. If you’d like to get started with Offline Gmail on your computer now, here’s how:

  1. Click the “Settings” link in the top-right corner of Gmail.
  2. Click the “Offline” tab.
  3. Select “Enable Offline Mail for this computer.”
  4. Click “Save Changes” and follow the directions from there.

Thanks for all of the feedback over the last year — and for putting up with the occasional bug or two. We’re going to have a little toast, and then get right back to working on more improvements for 2010.

I have activated the Offline Mail function on my Gamil account and will be using it this weekend as my wife and I make our way to the east coast. We will be traveling thru Atlanta hub on our way to Rhode Island and onto CT. Hopefully I will be able to use my Gmail offline using this new feature.

Will you be taking advantage of this new Gmail feature? Let us know.

Comments welcome.