Productivity hounds, your moment is here. Google released a new Chrome app giving offline access to Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. Continue to view emails, draft responses, and view documents when your flight doesn't have WiFi or the office's Internet connection goes down.
The Offline Google Mail app is available in the Chrome Web Store for free download. The app has the same basic layout and feel as the web app designed for tablets. Once installed, use Gmail without a connection by clicking the offline icon on the "new tab" in the Chrome browser, and go to work!
The offline modes of Google Calendar and Docs lets you views events and documents, Internet connection or not. Offline editing in Docs isn't quite ready, but Google hopes to make it available soon. The Offline Google Mail app is available immediately, while Docs and Calendar offline apps will roll out over the next week.