Earlier this year, we covered a Chrome extension called Cloudy
that allows you to attach files in Gmail from multiple cloud storage services or your Facebook account directly, without having to download them to your desktop first. Kloudle
is a similar service that can connect with Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive, and lets you attach files to your emails in a way similar to Cloudy. Kloudle supports far fewer services than Cloudly but coupled with its Chrome extension, the service does something else as well that can be really useful - it allows you to save files from your Gmail account to any one of your cloud drives. Files are saved automatically based on ‘rules’ that you create, and you can create up to ten rules. Think of it as the famous service IFTTT
, working entirely in your email.
Google Drive has been integrated in Gmail so that you can attach a file to a new email directly from your Google Drive cloud storage. The feature is very handy for Google Drive users, but it’s of no use to those of us who primarily use some other cloud storage service. Cloudy
is a Chrome extension that lets you attach files to your emails from a large number of cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Facebook, Picasa, Instagram, Flickr, Github, FTP, Evernote, and more. Furthermore, it can also connect with your computer’s webcam and record a video or take a picture to directly attach with your email. The extension also gives you the option to upload files from your computer, pick attachments from other emails in your account, and search & attach images from Wikipedia, Flickr, and Google Image Search. The best thing about the extension is that it works flawlessly with Gmail’s new Compose view.
A common problem with a bulky inbox is finding emails. Almost every email service and client has a search feature, with some offering very smart parameters for refining the search (like Gmail’s web interface) but still, at times quickly finding the right email can be a pain. Similarly, if you’ve downloaded an attachment that came with an email and are trying to trace it back to the original message, you could be out of luck if you have renamed the file in the meantime, and will likely need to go through several emails individually to find it since for the most part, you are relying on memory to remember who the email was from, or a snippet from the email’s subject. If you’re using the default Mail app on a Mac, though, finding the email that an attachment came with is much easier than you know, as every attachment that you download saves details of where the file originated from i.e. the email’s sender and subject. You can use this to find the original email thread.
The official Gmail client for Android is perhaps the most complete one out there, which is why most Android users don't find the need to look for third-party Gmail clients. However, one thing that doesn’t sit well with the app’s users is its incapacity to let them download mail attachments of all formats, which is a big disappointment considering the flexibility that defines the platform. Yes, there is an option to view/save image files, directly install APKs, and perform some basic operations on a handful of other attachment formats, but you can't download, say, DOC or MP3 files. Good news is that you can fix this with Gmail Attachment Download
– a free plugin for Android’s official Gmail client that does exactly what its name implies; it lets you download almost any type of email attachment to a desired folder on your device’s local storage. As their are third-party Android apps out there for opening even the rarest of file formats, this feature can prove to be very handy, for instance, when you receive a DOC file in an email and have an app on your device that can view or edit it.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could view the type of attachment an email has? Attachment Icons For Gmail
, a Chrome extension, improves the way you search emails by giving you a much better view in general of what's coming in with your emails. With it, you can easily know what kind of attachment an email has. The extension adds specific icons for each file type, instead of the generic paperclip. The type of icon that is added simply depends on the kind of attachment an email consists of. The icon is added right next to the date in each email, as well as the mail headers, and in case an email consists of multiple attachments, then the icon of the last attached file is used.
Twitter is micro blogging service where you can post tweets in 140 characters or less and that’s about all you get no matter what it is you want to share. While you can in effect share anything you want on Twitter, it has to be hosted elsewhere online and often using a third party. So if you want to share videos or images off the fly, you’ve got sites like Picasa or YouTube but if you’ve got a Dropbox account and you use either Chrome or Firefox, you can share files directly from the web interface using Pigeon Carrier
; an extension that adds any file attachments to your Tweets by uploading them to you’re Public files folder in Dropbox and adding the link to your Tweet.
Outlook Attachment Remover is a free add-in for Microsoft Outlook that lets you remove, save, and extract attachments from emails. If you are receive frequent attachments, you can extract them all to a folder and/or remove them from the emails. What makes this add-in unique is it’s ability to replace the attachment with a link to the file.
Before installing this add-in, make sure that Outlook is not running. Now install the add-in and launch Microsoft Outlook. A small Attachment Remover window will pop-up, you can position it wherever you like by dragging it around the screen. Read More
Do you have a .DAT file in your computer and don’t know how to open it? Firstly .DAT file could be anything like a picture, video, data, email attachment, etc. To open .DAT file you will have to find out what kind of file it is, you can than convert the extension to open it easily. If you don’t know what kind of file it is, you can determine it too. More details after the jump. Read More