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One of the perks of using the Gmail app is that you can work on it while you don’t have an active internet connection. Here is how you do it on Mac, Chromebook and PC.

To begin with, Gmail stores everything in the cloud and enables you to access your data from any device and if you happen to be working or traveling it’s essential to have access to that data when you’re offline for whatever reason.

Gmail lets you do that to some degree – obviously if you use Gmail offline you won’t be able to do as much as you can when you’re online, but it’s still more than what you can do with other emailing systems.

In order to do this, you will have to install the Gmail offline app and this will enable you to read and reply to emails without having an internet connection. What the app does is that it syncs messages up to the last 30 days and as soon as you get an internet connection, they will be sent.

You can get the app from the Google Webstore. You’ll have to choose the Add to Chrome option. Then it will start downloading and as soon as it’s done you should have a little icon on the top right of the browser window. This app is only available for Google Chrome but you can access the browser on Mac, PC and Chromebooks.

You can launch it by opening a Chrome tab and then clicking on the Apps option. You’ll find the Gmail offline app there and you will have to run it. When it begins to run, it will ask you to select the ‘Allow offline mail’ option and then you will see your Gmail with every message you got before the internet connection was cut up, but with a slightly different design.