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Gmail Drive

Gmail Drive is not very popular and widely adopted tool. However, I am sure many of you will like it. It’s a very small program, which lets gmail users utilize their gmail storage (approx 2.5 GB) in the same way as they use storage on their computers. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, store and drag’n’drop files, once installed it’ll appear as ‘GMail Drive’ (picture above). When opened for the first time you are reqired to provide your gmail address and password so that program can access their account.

Afterwards you simply can drag’n’drop any files to the drive. When you add files to gmail drive, it will immediately upload files to user’s gmail account. You can easily access/edit/delete these files anytime by simply opening the drive. There are couple of things you need to be careful of though;

  • Max file size is 10 MB: When you add file to gmail drive, to store this file on your gmail account program sends an email to your account with the file as an attachment. Because, Google allows only attachment of files smaller then 10 MB size program can not send an email with file bigger then 10 MB in size.
  • Filenames should not exceed 65 characters in length.

You can think of this one as an extra 2.5 GB storage. However, it is important to keep in mnd that everytime the file is dragged to the drive it will have to be uploaded to gmail first and therefore moving slightly big files may take time for an upload to complete. An ideal way would be to use these drive for documents that you need to access from somewhere else. Ex: presentations, homework assignments, etc.

Since this program is developed by a single person and not affiliated with Google, it may not work as expected in case Google will change some technical aspects in it’s Gmail service. Anywyas, to sum up I used it for a while and it worked for me quite well. In case you’ll experience some problems, check out program updates page here. I think for many people this program may eliminate the need for USB sticks completely.

For more info and download visit official site

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  1. Rajesh Shambhatt
    December 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Gmail Drive: Instead of installing Gmail Drive, it makes sense to upload documents to Google Docs., through email ID that Google Docs. specially provide for the same.
    In case of uploading Pictures/Images, Picasa will do the needful.
    Gmail Drive will upload it in the form of attachments in email inbox, whereas in case of uploading to Google Docs., and picasa, it not only stores online but can also be viewed the same directly.
    Am I wrong in my comment?

  2. Romaniaman
    September 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Hi all from Romania. Hellbi.

  3. ezequiel
    July 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    is it me or it cannot be used any more......i get an error that can´t connect
    any issue i dont know..

  4. king of the world
    March 14, 2008 at 4:41 am

    It,s useful but it have to buy cost... that is a problem

  5. mitt romney
    September 16, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    I use gmail backup my music!

  6. shailesh
    September 13, 2007 at 8:38 am

    for primary use

  7. Aibek
    August 21, 2007 at 10:34 am

    glad you could 'make use of' it.

  8. Valintino
    August 21, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Hello, Your site is great. Regards, Valintino Guxxi

  9. pagariya
    August 18, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    folder uploader

  10. Aibek
    August 11, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    @ Suresh Prajapati
    Did you try the link in the article? Doesn't it work?

  11. Suresh Prajapati
    August 11, 2007 at 4:52 am

    I Want to downlod GmailDrive

  12. Best regards
    June 1, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    hello !

  13. Aibek
    May 17, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    @ Rick

    Thanks, it'll get better, and very soon. In a couple of weeks we'll implement new design with better navigation, information structure and design.

    @ Eraser Guy

    glad you liked it. Ooh.. , sorry but I didn't get your P.S. note. :-(

    • Alamgir Kahn
      July 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm

      Great tool. Wish it kept up with the latest Google changes--such as the one late last week which rendered GMail Drive v. 1.0.12 useless.

  14. Rick
    May 17, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Your site is perfect!

  15. Free Hard Drive Eraser Guy
    April 12, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    This is my first comment over here. I like this blog a lot.
    I liked this blog entry the most though, the way you said it was just amazing!
    See ya Later ;)
    P.S. - CSS update?

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