Currently Offline Gmail Is Only Offered To UK And US Users

Currently Offline Gmail Is Only Offered To UK And US Users

At last Google has officially announced the long awaited “offline Gmail” for free webmail service that is applicable for UK and US English users only. With this latest service provided by Google, the users can still browse the Inbox, read the email and can even draft email when their connection is in the offline mode.

This feature of offline Gmail can easily be activated through some simple setting. The users will have to go to the Gmail account, and then click “Settings”, after that go to the tab named “Labs”. Select Enable option near Offline Gmail and then save changes before you leave that page.

After this feature gets activated, technically the service provided by webmail makes use of the Google Gears in order to download the local cache of the user’s mail. Then the cache is made to synchronize with Gmail’s servers while users are online.

After the users go offline, the Gmail will automatically switches into offline mode. They can use the data stored in the computer’s hard disk rather than the information that is available on the servers. Presently this new feature of Gmail is still under the beta phase as further testing is being conducted. You can check out the guide here

Free Text Messaging Service In US and Canada

You can send free text messages / SMS to cell phones in US and Canada from The text messages will be sent from a website, over internet and it is totally free, the only requirement being you should have a computer which is connected to the internet.

Normally, the average rate for sending a text message to your friend or colleague comes up to around 25 cents / message (this may vary depending on your plan). Now if you are a student or someone who sends a lot of messages, this will start burning your pocket.

With, you can now send messages freely and when your friend responds back, you’ll get the reply on your email, the one which you would have provided while sending the message. It’s that simple.

All this can be done on one single page on the web, that is :

Free Text Messaging US Canada Web Internet

As of now TxtDrop supports : Verizon Wireless,  AT&T formerly Cingular Wireless, Sprint PCS, Nextel, T-Mobile, Alltel, Cellular One, Fido, Rogers Wireless, Bell Canada, Dobson, Unicell, Boost Mobile, Cellular South, Edge Wireless, Metro PCS, Suncom, Virgin Mobile, Centennial Wireless and more!

TxtDrop has evolved from web based service to dashboard widgets too. With the aid of dashboards, you can send messages directly from your desktop, but the replies will still be delivered to your email address. The desktop gadget is available for Windows Vista And Mac OS X as of now.

Another cool feature is that you can put up the widget on your own webpage or your social networking profile like MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 and Facebook. So you can say that you can send messages from sites like MySpace, Facebook Hi5 and Bebo and such. Use their HTML code generator and embed the generated content on any site you want 🙂

[ Download Widget for Windows Vista ]

[ Download Widget For Mac OS X ]

[ Visit TxtDrop ]

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