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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Using your Gmail account as web storage

Gmail is great, you get over 2500 MB of storage and all, but let's face it, how many of us actually use the 2GB of email storage? That's right, very few. I thought, wouldn't it be great to use this space as web storage? Well it is possible with this great Universal application (both PowerPC and Intel) called gDisk. I've used it a lot, it works great and it doesn't affect your mail at all. I suggest you take a look on the developer's site here at http://gdisk.sourceforge.net/

Also, I know I was just talking about Gmail and it is still in Beta and not fully accessible to the public, but if you are looking for an invite, you can write to us at tips4mac@mac.com

See you tomorrow for another great Mac tip!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Superfan said...

Yes. But it can only upload a max of 10mbs per file so it is sort of worthless for large amounts or larger files. Box.net is much better as an online hard drive.

January 15, 2007 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

Hi superfan. You're right, many software designed to use Gmail as a storage were limited by the attachment size imposed by Google. There is no such limitation in gDisk and that's what makes it such a great program. I appreciate that you pointed this out as I forgot to mention in my original post that the limitation wasn't present. Thanks, MacGeek.

January 16, 2007 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger phuah said...

how do you access those uploaded files via gMail? seems like you need gDisk to access to all the uploaded files. what if i want to access those files from other computers? thanks

January 28, 2007 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

can a gmail account be used for apple's "Mail" program? If so, how?

April 29, 2007 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Eh Nonymous said...

Steven: yes, and hopefully you're not still wondering how. Go to Mail, Preferences, click on Accounts, and add a new program by clicking the + sign at the bottom.

Enter your information, and your incoming mail server is pop.gmail.com. Other things should work automagically. See your friendly Mac Store or technical help if you get stuck.

May 20, 2007 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Erik & Nicole said...

Is this application crashing soon after launching or anyone else?

August 23, 2007 at 5:13 PM  
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