Google has done it yet again! With the launch of Gears, it has brought browsers one more step closer to desktop applications.
Google gear features LocalServer, Database and WorkerPool to address the core challenges in making web applications work offline (read here). Google Gear architecture isolates the data layer and provides data synchronization mechanisms on top of that (Click details).
1) I can use GoogleDocs in offline mode and edit my documents or upload new documents from my local machine
2) Compose my blogs offline
and if the browser can detect and sync with website when I go online, it would enhance possibilities