But if it's key, it's low key: Google hasn't done much to promote it.
Gears works with Google Reader, Google Docs, YouTube, and third-party apps Buxfer, MySpace Mail Search, Remember the Milk, WordPress, and Zoho. It also works with Picasa Web Albums on Windows Mobile Phones.
With the launch of Gears for Safari, Google may be cranking up its Gears-enablement work. Google is said to be readying Gears support for Gmail and Calendar soon.
Google Gears now works with: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista with Firefox 1.5+ or Internet Explorer 6+; Apple Mac OS X 10.4+ with Firefox 1.5+; Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 (or higher) or 10.5.3 (or higher) with Safari 3.1.1; Linux with Firefox 1.5+; and Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 or higher, with Internet Explorer 4.01+.
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