gAttach

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2008.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    50,364
  • Date Added:
    July 08, 2008
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Doing for Gmail what the MailTo link does for Outlook, the wonderfully simple gAttach is a small utility that reassigns Gmail as the default mail account from Windows documents. With gAttach installed, selecting Send from Windows Explorer, Firefox, and Microsoft Office automatically attaches the files to a Gmail composition instead of opening Outlook mail. Though effortless, we wish we could associate some file types with gAttach and let others default to Outlook. Also missing is a way for gAttach to automatically divide, where possible, e-mail compositions that breach the 20MB upload limit.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 28

1 stars

"Didn't work"

March 11, 2012  |  By armymrs

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

Easy download (other than the bloatware included).

Cons

Didn't resolve my issue. I still wasn't able to click on a link and have it take me to anything that resembled email. I downloaded Affixa instead and now it's working perfectly.

Summary

Don't bother.

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2 stars

"not working"

July 15, 2011  |  By adriangattach

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

worked perfectly for a while

Cons

when i send files through gattach to gmail drafts they do not arrive. i re-installed, still doesn't work

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1 stars

"doesn't work in chrome"

July 09, 2010  |  By JustinCollum

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

nothing, doesn't work

Cons

When I click a mail link in chrome the gattach app shows a window very briefly but doesn't do anything. Thumbs down!

Summary

Is this app still in active development/update?

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1 stars

"IT SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE."

March 22, 2010  |  By kidcleve

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

I LOVED IT WHEN IT WORKED.

Cons

I DON'T LOVE IT ANYMORE. I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING. UPDATING CONSTANTLY DIDN'T HELP. GOOGLE DIDN'T HELP.

Summary

IT ONCE HAD GREAT FEATURES -BUT NOT FOR ME ANYMORE. IF I COULD FIND ANOTHER PRODUCT THAT DID WHAT IT DID- I'D BE VERY HAPPY.

Updated on May 15, 2010

AFTER TRYING FOR OVER 6 (SIX) MONTHS TO GET THIS ONCE PROGRAM WORKING- I'VE GIVEN UP- - NOTHING GMAIL- TECH HELP-CUSTOMER SERVICE-
IT MUST BE THEY DON'T REALLY CARE TO HAVE IT WORKING - WHY HAVE IT IF IT DOESN'T WORK? AND IT SURELY DOES NOT WORK...
GOOD LUCK TO ALL...
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4 stars

"very nice, works well"

February 13, 2010  |  By ter22

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

Does just what is is suppose to do!

Cons

None yet...Don't really expect any.

Summary

Nice not to have it try to go anywhere but where you want it- gmail, sometimes, so very good program.

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1 stars

"Failed completely."

February 07, 2010  |  By blancheirving

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

None, since the program did not manage anything at all, other than displaying some official looking progress bars and completion messages.

Cons

I made many attempts, with various settings, following uneventful installs. Each time it stated that it sent a draft including intended attachment to Gmail 'Drafts' folder. Alleged draft never appeared. Period.

Summary

This software proved to be useless, at least to me. Running Vista Home Premium, 32-bit.

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5 stars

"Good ad on"

September 19, 2009  |  By monkeyfurball

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

I was able to email from every program on my computer. Great ad on for freeware.

Cons

none at this time

Summary

Program works. it's free. I didn't ask for anything more than this.

Updated on Oct 18, 2011

Doesn't work anymore. Loved it while it was working.

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2 stars

"Discontinued by the developer Chris Wood"

September 17, 2009  |  By dechamp

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

The developer recommends using his new program named Affixa

Cons

Doesn't work anymore, and not under development.

Summary

Good idea, shame it's gone.

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5 stars

"Provides quick access to online-site email sends"

August 31, 2009  |  By BTDTA

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

It's simple and works. If Linux becomes as easy we might break the MS stranglehold!. I don't like all the 1 star "It doesn't work" comments skewing the rating so I gave 5 stars to better reflect it's excellence. Few things are Spectacular!

Cons

The attachment size could be a little bigger and the "attaching" speed could be quicker. There is probably a "premium" account which offers this but I don't think Google really needs more money to offer a little more user friendliness!

Summary

I appreciate any software that gives people an opportunity to break from the Microsoft mold. I don't like Outlook as it is one more way for Microsoft to retain a monopoly on people's (computer) lives. I never even bothered to learn how to use it as I didn't like the way it took over my computer. If people are having a hard time configuring
gAttach or getting it to work, it is likely because of Outlook being embedded into there office (or other) computer software.

Updated on Aug 31, 2009

After re-reading my review I realized it had been largely related to the Gmail function itself. gAttach is separate software and I should have confined my comments and 5 star rating to gAttach which deserves every star!

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5 stars

"Simple -- sweet -- just what I needed."

July 29, 2009  |  By larryrobx

 |  Version: gAttach 1.2008.7.2

Pros

Sets default e-mail to Gmail, exactly as advertised.

Cons

Nothing at all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2008.7.2
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Chris Wood
Publisher web site http://chris.wood.name/
Release Date July 08, 2008
Date Added July 08, 2008
Version 1.2008.7.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name gAttach-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 50,364
Downloads Last Week 14
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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