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?