Drag and Drop to Gmail

Last Updated Mar 15, 2007 6:28 PM EDT

By now, you should have a Gmail account. It's easy to set up, simple to use, and pretty big. You can forward your other accounts to it and use it as an autoreplier when you're out of the office. Because of the large amount of storage space in each account (and the fact that there's nothing to stop you from getting several), many people also use Gmail as a convenient way to back up files and access them remotely.

A few months ago, the folks over at the LifeHacker blog mentioned software that allows you to right click on any file and have it sent to your account. That's pretty cool, but also useful is this program that creates a virtual filesharing system around your Gmail account, thus letting you turn it into a new drive under the My Computer part of your PC. Then you can drag and drop any file you want into the drive, and it will appear in your inbox as an attachment. It's a fast way to backup and oranize multiple documents and even pictures.