Gmail in its blog gave Gmail tips that one may not know about sending mails with attachments. Here are the five Gmail tips to send, receive, view and find the attachments.
Drag and Drop your Attachments
Recently, Gmail introduced easy “drag and drop” to attach files to your Gmail. With this new feature one can simply “drag” the attachment and drop it between “To” and “Subject”, while you are composing the mail. Drag and Drop is available only in Chrome and Firefox browsers.
Attach Multiple Files At a Go
With Gmail one can easily attach multiple files at once. The trick to attach multiple files easily is to hold down the Ctrl key (Command key in Mac) and select each file that needs to be attached by clicking on it. Holding the Shift key will select a continuous list of files to be attached.
Gmail Can Warn You If You Forget to Attach
Gmail is smart, it can find if you have forgotten to attach a file, but have phrases, like “I’ve attached” or “see attachment”, in your mail. Gmail warns you that you have forgotten to attach a file. This cool feature will definitely save the following “sorry” mail.
No Need To Download Your Attachment
One can easily view the attachment in your browser without downloading to the machine and save it. This is a great feature to use in a public computer. Clicking on “View” the attachment opens it in the Google Docs and it is saved there for you.
Find Your Gmail Attachments Real Quick
Use Gmail’s search operator to search for attachments in your Gmail real fast. The search operator “has: attachment pdf” will find all your Gmails with pdf as attachment. Check here to learn more about searching your Gmail quickly.
The best way to deal with Gmail attachments is to not to attach at all. Instead use Google Docs to share with anyone and collaborate in real time in creating documents. Check here some tips on Google Docs.