gears_sm.pngGoogle Gears. Now you can enable offline mode for Google Reader by installing Google Gears. Synch your RSS feeds and read them offline. It looks like the start of something cool.
Get it here.

(From Google)

Google Gears is an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. Gears provides three key features:

* A local server, to cache and serve application resources (HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.) without needing to contact a server
* A database, to store and access data from within the browser
* A worker thread pool, to make web applications more responsive by performing expensive operations in the background



System requirements:
Windows XP/Vista
Firefox 1.5+ and Internet Explorer 6.0+

Google Gears (BETA) is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
This is an early release of Google Gears (BETA). After installation, please pay attention to the warning dialogs and grant access only to websites that you trust.

Google Gears is currently an early-access developers’ release. It is not yet intended for use by real users in production applications at this time.