Quickest way to attach a file to gmail?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mankar4, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

    mankar4

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    Hi guys, are there any tools out there for attaching files quickly to gmail?

    Such as a menu bar icon I drag a file onto that will open up a gmail message with the file already attached?

    Or, even better, a way to add "send via gmail" to the right-click menu that appears when I click on a file?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I use Apple's Mail app for all my Gmail accounts. Attaching files is simple. There are several methods:
    • Locate the file in Finder and drag and drop onto the Mail Dock icon to compose a new message.
    • Drop the file onto a message you're already composing.
    • Select the file in Finder and click Finder > Services > New Email With Attachment
    • Create a keyboard shortcut for the above command
     
  3. mankar4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mankar4

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    Is there a way to do this without using Apple's default mail app, just using the browser-based gmail instead?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not that I'm aware of. I haven't read any of the following, so I don't know if it would do what you want. Just a result from Googling.

    How To Easily Send Files From Your Mac to Gmail
     
  5. mankar4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mankar4

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    Is there a way to set up Apple Mail as outgoing-only, so that it does not download or store any of my emails locally? Or a way to limit how many mb it stores locally?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not aware of any such method, but I haven't looked, as I want all my mail downloaded so I can access it when I'm offline.
     

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