Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tip for getting Gmail email attachments into Google Docs with Chrome

If you use Gmail and Chrome as your browser you can take advantage of Chrome’s clever file upload functionality to include Gmail attachments in Google docs. Chrome has drag and drop functionality that lets you drag a file from anywhere on your computer to attach it to an email. When you compose an email in the Gmail interface in Chrome just drag to file to attach onto the area just below the ‘To:’ input field to attach it to the email.

But what if you want to include an attachment in a received email in your Google docs repository? Simple! Just open the email in Gmail and download the attachment. It will appear in the bottom of your browser in a box with its name and type. From there, click the Documents link at the top of the page to go to the Google Docs list. Click ‘upload file’ and drag the file from the box in the bottom of the browser to the upload area. Done!