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Google GDRIVE


It seems that there has been much speculation about what Google's next big move will be and I for one am excited to see what they are going to do. I am not sure it will be a Google PC. I think they are going to come out with some sort of Google virtual drive. Most people I know who have a Google email address have at least several. Most Google accounts allow you to send about 100 invitations to Google Mail so it isn't out of the ordinary for a single person to have several accounts. You can use Google Mail as a virtual drive as well. This software allows you to drag and drop files into your Google Mail.

"GMail Drive by Bjarke Viksoe is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual drive in the Windows Explorer, allowing you to use your Google Gmail account as a storage medium.It allows you to do basic file manipulation, such as copy and delete, on files inside the GMail folder. Because it is a Shell Extension, the interface you work in is Windows Explorer itself."                                                            

Next, simply browse to the GMail Drive under my computer and right click to supply login credentials. Once you supply the credentials, you can double-click on the GMail drive and upload files. It is my understanding that you can only upload about 10 mb files; it does take some time. Check it out!

Note: Please see Flickr gallery for sample screen shots.

What I think would be cool is if Google comes out with free online storage. A GDRIVE for the Internet. You could save all sorts of things on this drive. I believe people would find huge value in this and Google could use it to advance their Google Adsense campaign. It is a clear winner.

What do you think?

 

3 comments
leha
leha

Google increased space a lot, and their spam filters work perfect. This mail service is getting better. ------------------

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Yes, Google has increased the space, but you comparing Dec '07 with Jan '06 when the article was originally posted.

admin
admin

Gmail storage on both the gmail and google apps services are both 5462 MB that's lots more than any ISP gives you for free. Google Apps is so that webmasters can use google to host their emails at their website domains for free for 1000 email addresses and also includes enterprise editions of the software. Google apps also includes other features such as a feature to create websites as well as other things. I use google apps and gmail and they both work great and I love them. Google provides much better email features than yahoo and hotmail provide including the larger email storage. Google lists all email of a certain topic together in a thing they call conversations making it easy to locate emails of the same topic.

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