Google Services Improve Offline Support
Google is in the process of rolling out the ability to download e-mails and calendar appointments from its Gmail and Calendar services with the click of a button to give users access to their data offline. E-mails will be exported in MBOX and Calendar data will be in iCalendar format, two widely accepted and used formats for this type of data. The downloaded data can be used to move to another service in addition to having offline records. Calendar data can be exported immediately while Gmail download support will be rolled out over the next month.