Among the e-mail services great race, Gmail has still held the same position as most preferred and widely used e-mail service. The reason is not just of feature, also for consistently all side improvement. Besides the great communication, they’re providing a lot of prospects to exchange files online, but one crucial thing it doesn’t do, however, is lets you to send and receive messages up to 25 megabytes (attachments). Some of us who lack to send or receive large attachments while using Gmail, they might have to use cloud accounts to keep (by manually uploads) or share files (by links). This job does not worsen the times, also made tried. To solve this problem, an extension (dubbed Attachments.me) has come out for popular web browsers, which allows you to send files (Maximum 100MB) to Dropbox, Box or Drive, and shares them without leaving your Gmail account. By way of this extension, you can easily keep large Gmail attachments into cloud accounts as well as simultaneously, that you can get them later or clean-up Gmail space. Once you setup this extension, it will automatically show you all of the options to share from cloud accounts while compose new message or reply, and save files option right in Gmail UI while got attachments from others. As a result, you don’t need to load other apps or paste file links to keep and share files, it’s all right be there for you.
Have a look at Attachments.me features video in action then listen my staff that how you use this pretty impressive extension.
How do you setup Attachments.me into Gmail accounts?
Setup and Cloud Integration:
To setup Attachments.me, navigate your way to Attachments.me and install the extension through click on “Add to chrome or Firefox” button. (Currently Attachments.me available for Google chrome and Mozilla FireFox, so you must have to use any of them to use this extension.)
After installing successfully, it will prompt you that, “You've just installed Attachments.me” with Open Gmail button. Simply click on “Open Gmail” button then it takes you to Gmail account. (If you already logged in multiple Gmail account, it’ll ask to select one. If you’re not logged Gmail account, it’ll request you log in)
After loading properly the Gmail screen, it will prompt you to get started. Click on “Click to get started” button and allow Attachments.me to access your Gmail account. (All communication with Attachments.me server protected with bank level encryption and they don’t store to users password, so you have nothing to worry about)
Click on your desire cloud service below “Link your account” button and allow to access. (You can also integrate all accounts by clicks on Link your account buttons one by one)
Tour and Save Attachments:
After finishing integration, click on Continue button then choose “Let's go learn” to take a tour. (This tour will show you how you use this extension totally, so it’s worth to choose it)
Once you choose the tour, you should receive an email from Attachments.me with an image attachment. (It’s just an example from Attachments.me that, what you have to do when you got an email from other with Attachments)
Simply open the email and move your way to right Gmail UI. There you will get opened email attachments with previews (that you can select) moreover, send to cloud accounts button to save cloud accounts.
Sending Huge Attachments or Attaching Attachments:
To attaching attachment, you have to do the same way as you did while attachment.me were not installed on your account. There you will get the share buttons below the official attach file and insert invitation.
When you click on your desire cloud account button, it will promote a window to choose, where you’ll find uploaded files and folders of cloud accounts.
Simply select files as you normally do. Note that, you can also select a folder and share it. (If you don’t want to appear “Free your attachments from Gmail and into Google Drive / Dropbox / Box Attachments.me” text to receiver, remove them using backspace key or anything else)
That’s it. Now send it and receiver can downloads them easily.
Changing Account Settings & Adding More Rules:
You can always change or manage account settings and add or remove automatic filing rules by click on top middle blue with a paperclip button.
While you click on this icon, it will appear you some options to select. If you want to add or remove rules, you have to click on “Manage Rules”, or if you want to connect or disconnect cloud services or sign-out Gmail account, you have to click on “Manage Cloud Services”. There you also find to give feedback, disable your account, and access the website option to choose.
As user of Attachments.me, we can say you honestly that, it’s not just an extension but a valuable tool for professional and personal both users to add more and more features into Gmail accounts. Once you installed this extension on chrome or FireFox, you can use it in your all Gmail accounts. You don’t need to do anything to add it other Gmail accounts, but it will promote you to add in Gmail account while you log in and let you to choose getting started now, or ask me later or don’t use.
Attachments.me said that, it has over 50K users and continuously working on to enhance more feature. So, keep in touch with this tremendous extension and get more feature in future. Let us know by comments that, what do you think about this extension or about your experience. If you ever think that your comment might not valuable for us, so don’t go off because it can be valuable/useful for others. :)