GMail Drive

GMail Drive

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.12 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    118,269
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 28, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    373.66KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    76
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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GMail Drive takes the short stack of gigabytes given to Gmail users and turns them into a virtual drive accessible from your computer's file tree.

In short, it creates a shell name--a space extension that creates a virtual file system around the account. This lets you treat those 5 gigs (at the time of writing) as a standard remote drive. You can drag and drop files into the drive, or use standard cutting and pasting. When you add a file, it sends an e-mail to your Gmail account with the file as an attachment. If you delete a file from the virtual drive, it deletes the associated e-mail, as well.

There's not much else users can do with GMail Drive. It's an effective tool, but lacks any additional features. It does allow for proxy authentication and secure HTTP, it preserves long filenames, and it can auto-login, a useful touch for those who want to regularly use their Google account for file transfers. Also, it'd be helpful if the install file was a self-extracting EXE instead of a ZIP. Although it's nice to have a virtual drive option that doesn't require using your Web browser, GMail Drive would benefit by adopting some of the features of its competition.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"good program - does what it says"

December 29, 2008  |  By gabjag

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

its a good attempt to utilize storage

Cons

I would give it a **** rating but I'm not going to use the product since I need something which "syncs" my data.

Summary

Good program if you know which files you want to update - but it's done manually vs. synching the storage up with your harddrive - so if you only have a few files - its great (watch out for the file name limit of 65 - it includes the "path" of the file as well in the count and will result in errors

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5 stars

"A better way to store your important documents !"

November 01, 2008  |  By frankieman2008

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

With Gmail Drive, you can store your important documents, such as, word docs, excel, powerpoint, etc and you can retrive them any where you go as long you have access to the internet.

Cons

Gmail Drive only offers 5gb which is way than enough space to store documents, but not enough to store pictures, home videos, or music!

Summary

Gmail has many amazing applications such as google docs, google chrome web browser, etc, But they realy outdone themselves by providing a storage medium in which saves space on your physical hard drive!!!

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1 stars

"It cannot be used."

September 20, 2008  |  By lougoubree

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

I can't tell because GMail Drive couldn't connect to my Gmail account (as the message in the program says).

Cons

If Gmail Drive is a kind of "parasite program" for Gmail, and Google blocked the application, even if it may works, you should expect to be unable to use it again.

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5 stars

"IT IS SO SICK! its great it really works and everything"

May 07, 2008  |  By bartdtrurner2

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

very good, and simple setup

Cons

is vanuarable to gmail closing it. so dont hold anything other than backups on it.

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5 stars

"Wait, this is GREAT"

April 23, 2008  |  By bangsonpc

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

Just thought of a good way to make use of this. Sign up a separate gmail account, just for the drive. Then you can have others around the world, use that ID to upload files so you can retrieve them. hmmmm.

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3 stars

"Excellent"

March 30, 2008  |  By Allan_Thomsen

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

It's great to have this small tool for remote access to my files.

Cons

1) Sometimes it won't connect first or second time, but just keep trying, it will come, but it's a little frustrating to 'hope' to access your files.

2) I have to have the program on a USB stick, or download it to access my files from a remote computer.

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5 stars

"Good, Handy"

December 13, 2007  |  By phimax100

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

Flawless installation, nice and simple.

Cons

Not really efficient for large amounts of backup.

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2 stars

"Flawed; appropriate for one-way backup only."

December 11, 2007  |  By hkipod

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

Convenient appearance in Explorer listings.

Cons

When you open a file on the GMail drive in an application, GMail changes its name! This makes working with these files impossible without constant renaming & confusion. Gspace uses the browser to transfer files but any added convenience in GMail is voided by this bizarre "feature."

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5 stars

"GREAT PROGRAMS !!!"

December 08, 2007  |  By Relickh

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

this program is small and easy to use. This program is using window exploler so it very user-friendly

Cons

as a internet backup program it needs very high internet upstream. I recommend to use this program you need upstream at least 128 kbps

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5 stars

"Better than ever before"

December 07, 2007  |  By jpg90

 |  Version: GMail Drive 1.0.12 beta

Pros

All

Cons

Can't give it a Drive letter souch as "G:\"

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.12 beta
Version 1.0.12 allows for changes in the Gmail login and now works with Google Apps accounts.
General
Publisher Viksoe.dk
Publisher web site http://www.viksoe.dk/code/
Release Date November 28, 2007
Date Added November 28, 2007
Version 1.0.12 beta
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 373.66KB
File Name gmailfs119.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 118,269
Downloads Last Week 76
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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