GMail Drive Shell Extension 1.0.20
Simple setup and clean GUI
The setup process does not take very long and does not offer to download any third-party products, while the interface comes down to a simple screen where you can input the Gmail account information. This means that all types of users, be they experienced or not with software apps in general, can learn how to handle it with ease.
Use a proxy server to connect and context menu integration
The main window holds only a few options, such as a dedicated setting to preserve filenames and another one to use secure HTTP. In addition to that, the application comes with proxy server support and this means that all you have to do is provide the username and password to make the connection work.
Thanks to the fact that it places an entry into the Windows Context Menu, you can send a file using a single right click. Of course, the faster the Internet connection, the better the program functions, especially when copying files to or from the Gmail drive.
Automatically verify inbox and support for filter creation
In order to transfer documents to and from the Gmail Drive folder, you can use a simple "drag and drop" operation. Another useful feature of this tool is its ability to automatically verify if there are any new arrivals in your mail account.
Since Gmail files can fill up your Inbox, it is advisable to create a custom filter that makes files automatically go to the archived mail folder. Also, note that some functional mishaps may occur due to changes made to the Gmail Service that is continuously evolving.
Even if sometimes it can be a hassle to get Gmail Drive Shell Extension to work properly and leaving aside connection problems that are known to appear, the utility does a pretty decent job overall. It provides a great way of moving files from your mail account to your hard-drive, create new folders and manage the files easily.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa on July 29th, 2014
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Application descriptionGMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowin...