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Regain Control of Your Gmail Attachments

Finding what you are looking for is typically a-problematic with Gmail as search is one of its strong suits. However, if you are looking for a specific email attachment, it can be tricky to locate. You might remember the file’s content but not the sender or what it was called. Moreover, when you do find it, you will likely wish to easily view it, work with it, save it, or send it in a new email.

Look no further than Attachments.me for the solution to your file attachment woes. A free service that links up with your Gmail account, Attachments.me finds all the attachments in your email, then swiftly makes them easy to work with. It is free and available through Google Apps Marketplace.

To get started, you simply create your account at Attachments.me. Once you have an account, your Gmail is scanned for all attachments and those are presented for you to browse in your account as thumbnail images sorted by filename, date, or “searched.”  You can even bookmark your searches for future use. Once you locate your file, you can view, download, share, or archive it. Integration with popular storage services Dropbox, Box, Skydrive and Google Drive also allow you to store & organize attachments in the Cloud.

While all this makes locating email files super handy, the real power comes in the mobile applications. Not only can you easily locate attachments your mobile device, but also you can compose a new message and send those files directly to it – something that can’t be done with most iPhone email apps. You can even grab files from the integrated cloud services to include with your emails.

 

Attachments.me offers even more functionality when using their Chrome or Firefox extensions. Once installed, you can perform batch actions for attachments directly in the Gmail interface for saving, organizing, and sending. For new emails, attachments can be added from cloud storage services; or in just 2 clicks, upload attachments to the storage service and insert the link for the file in the email. This is particularly useful if the file you are sending might change, or if its too large.

There is also browser extension functionality, which affords one the ability to create automatic filing rules for particular file types based on sender, subject, and/or filename. In short, it may be set up to have files for a particular project, or from a certain sender, automatically saved to a specific folder on your cloud drive. With Attachments.me you’ll never be lacking access to the information you need.

References:
http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/microsoft-partners-with-attachments-me-to-let-gmail-users-save-their-files-to-skydrive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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