Over the long weekend, I downloaded and tried out the Adobe Air application, GMDesk:

GMDesk is an application that lets you run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone application to do all your mail handling, calendar event reading etc with. No need to open it up in a web browser, or have it clutter your workspace.

It works just like it says it should, and it does make it really easy to use all of those apps in one space, outside the browser. The one big disappointment to me was the absence of Google Notebook. Why not include it?

On the other hand, why not just go ahead and use the browser? With all the Firefox extensions available to customize your interaction with the Google applications, do we really need an option to use them in Air instead? I’m just not sure.

Tags: GMDesk, GoogleNotebook, AdobeAir

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