The latest lovechild of the Zoho-Google cuddlefest is an offline capacity for Zoho Writer. After installing Google Gears (see my post on Understanding RIA), you’ll see that there’s an offline button that appears in your Zoho Writer toolbar. According to an information video, this currently lets you download 15 documents to be read — but not edited — offline. A full editing, document creation function is to be added in about a month’s time.
All of which is cool for two groups of people, I guess: the advantaged (or driven), who fly a lot and are, thus, unconnected a lot, and the disadvantaged who crawl to the internet painfully on dialup lines and need to minimize their online time.