How to use your Gmail account as a personal file server

Finally, something useful to do with that Gmail account I’ve had lying around ever since that free offer to Blogger users way back when.

” This is a fairly simple and useful trick to score yourself a gigabyte’s worth of free online file storage. If you already have a Gmail account, you can use it as a central file server that is accessible from anywhere you can access Gmail.” (Engadget)

From time to time, I have signed up for free online file storage offers but they have never seemed convenient enough to actually use and, if I get around to needing them months later, they have either disappeared or are no longer free. This, on the other hand, is simple enough that I will probably take advantage of it — the Gmail shell extension lets you mount your Gmail account as a virtual drive in My Computer in Windows and drag and drop files to and from it.