One of the hottest (most popular) Google Chrome extensions and Firefox plugins out there right now is the extension (and plugin) called attachments.me .
Before I get into the telling you more about this extension, you need to know that there are three ingredients required in order to use attachments.me:
- You must have an account with Google’s Gmail…
- You must be using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for your web browser…
- You must have an account with either Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and/or SkyDrive…
This may sound like a lot to ask for, but once you get the ingredients together and cook this up you will end up with something special that makes your email experience very powerful and efficient.
Once you are setup, go to the attachments.me website in either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The site will automatically recognize the browser you are using and will prompt you to install the attachment.me extension (or plugin). Once you install the plugin, log into your Gmail account and attachments.me will walk you through the process of making the connection between your Gmail account and your online file sharing and storage service(s), as indicated in step 3 above.
The benefits of using attachment.me is this:
Easily send, share and save your attachments to your cloud storage services. For example, if I receive an email with an important document attached, I can send, share and save that document to either my Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and/or SkyDrive account. I can even pick what folder to save the document to.
You can search for text inside your attachments, not just in the email.
You can establish rules to setup automatic filing. For example, if my brother sends me pictures on a regular basis, I can setup a rule that when an email is received from my brother and it contains pictures, attachments.me will automatically forward the pictures to my SkyDrive account and place the pictures in the pictures folder.
Attachment.me is very secure; using bank level encryption for all communications.
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