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van
09-11-06, 10:51 AM
Lifehacker's download of the day: Backup to Email (http://www.lifehacker.com/software/email/download-of-the-day-backup-to-email-windows-213152.php).

http://www.lifehacker.com/assets/resources/2006/11/Backup%20to%20Email.jpg



Windows only: Quickly create a backup of any file by e-mailing it to yourself. That's the idea behind Backup to Email, which makes it a simple two-step process. Just right-click any file, then choose Backup to Email; the software instantly ferries the file to your Gmail account. (It should really be called Backup to Gmail.) It even splits files larger than 10MB.

This is one of those head-smacking, why-didn't-anyone-think-of-this-sooner utilities. I've long advocated the idea of backing up important files by e-mailing them to yourself. I'll often do that after working hours on a feature--just in case my hard drive chooses that moment to die.

Backup to Email works like a charm and saves me having to create and address a new e-mail every time I want to make an on-the-fly backup. It's free and Windows-compatible. — Rick Broida

ozstrider
09-11-06, 03:01 PM
Thats pure genius! This is also awesome for transferring files between home and work. You finish something at home, then just back up to your email, then grab it while your at work.
Why DIDNT anyone think of this sooner?

van
09-11-06, 03:06 PM
I've always done it, I've just never had this convenient way of doing it. Surprises me people don't use Gmail for more than just emailing! It's excellent for file storage.

Sp33dY
09-11-06, 03:19 PM
Surprises me people don't use Gmail for more than just emailing! It's excellent for file storage.

AND damn FAST transfer speeds! .... well for me anyway.

RyanP
09-11-06, 11:54 PM
Gmail Drive has been out for quite a while.

http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm