Gmail as a filesystem

I have Gmail and I love it. Just found this sweet windows utility that will allow you to use your GMail account as a filesystem. It’s super easy to setup and I’ve made it even easier by making a silent installer.

Click here to check it out!! It will also reside on the right, under useful software.

You do need a gmail account, so if you don’t have one, let me know!

-Chris

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew says:

    That’s a pretty cool feature, but it seems a little slow to be practical storage for pictures/mp3s/anything else I can think of right now.

    It might be good for my school files – syllabus, presentation charts, assignments, etc – but I just realized I can’t get access from work to Gmail anyways. All that stuff is also on the school website that I can access from anywhere.

    So…what do you use this capability for, Mr. Wizard?

    ~Andrew

  2. Andrew says:

    Oh…another thing. What about security? Are there any risks associated with using this? I saw a couple chicken littles when I was browsing around, but a few had some good points. Wanted to know the “real” scoop from the mastermind…
    ~ae

  3. Chris says:

    I actually looked for and found this gem specifically to give my MBA group an easy way to access our files. We just created a gmail account and are CCing it on all of our emails for recordkeeping, as well as using it as a 2GB internet drive for our documents, presos, etc.

    It’s pretty decent, but has some issues with several concurrent users. The issues seem kind of random though, so it’s hard to quantify.

    As to the security, I’m certain it isn’t nails. I did notice that under the Options area of the GmailFS dialog, you can use HTTPS. That would at least get your data from you to Gmail as secure as financial data. I wouldn’t trust it with anything TOP SECRET, but it’s definitely worth having.

    -Chris

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