It was over two years ago when Google announced Gears, which promised to make Google services—and potentially lots more—available offline. Since then the project has moved at a creep, all but stalling entirely. Gears, it seems, has died.
• Gears is not supported in Mac versions of Chrome
• Standalone Gears is not supported in Snow Leopard, months after release
• Google's been evasive about Gears support in Chrome OS, even though offline web apps are a vital part of it
• Google hasn't announced a new Gears-compatible product in months