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Google Gears Most Innovative Product of 2007

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, December 29, 2007
13 years ago2,140 views

<< Innovation: Plug-in lets Web applications work offline.

Benefit: Tackles the single biggest hurdle to making Web apps truly convenient.

Imagine firing up only one application – a Web browser – for handling all of your daily computer tasks. It's a nice dream, but it has one major problem: What do you do when you're offline? Google Gears, a Windows application now in beta, solves this problem by allowing service designers to create versions that still work when your PC doesn't have an Internet connection. Google Reader, Zoho Writer (which added offline editing via Gears in late 2007) and online task manager Remember the Milk already use it, and Google Inc. is working to add Gears to other applications in its stable. >> ...

Google Gears beat out the iPhone which is listed at #2. was also in the list at # 23.
"Innovation: Melds comprehensive search results more coherently than competing universal searches do."

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