As we all know, Gmail is one of the biggest and popular Free E-mail web mail service that gives you 7 Gigs of Storage Space for each E-mail ID. Now that’s a lot of space you have there, but what if I say that we can use that space as an online hard drive. This space can be used as your virtual online drive where you could store your files, the benefit of using this is that those who want to access these files anywhere they want can easily access them, literally you can access on any system which has an internet connection to access your Gmail. The files which are stored in Gmail online drive will reflect the same files on your Gmail inbox as an e-mail attachment. However, there is file size limit of 20mb, A single file cannot exceed size more than 20mb which is the restriction of Gmail file size limit for the attachment.
This trick is possible for Windows and mac, I haven’t found any tools available for Linux. I would show you, how you can create a virtual Gmail drive on your system which will act as an Online Drive for you.
Gmail Drive: Gmail Drive is a popular tool which is available for windows. Gmail Drive is a shell extension which enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your Gmail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the
My Computer, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files to. It acts as an online hard drive where you could store, copy, paste or delete files. Currently Gmail drive can handle only one account at a time.
gDisk: For Mac you could use gDisk. However, I have never tested this using gDisk. This is the only tool available for mac. gDisk is a software that turns your GMail account into a portable hard drive so you can always have your important files accessible across the Internet.
You may find some more tools on internet but the tools which I have listed here are the best tools compared to others. There is one more tool for Firefox add-on named Gspace, which acts as FTP for Gmail and works as an online drive for Gmail. Currently, the add-on doesn’t support for version later than 3.6.
Note: These tools are third party tools and do not associate anyway with Google. It may be possible that support for these tools may be suspended at any time if Google decides to block its use.