Gmail and Google Docs Become More Integrated

Those folks who use Google Docs and Spreadsheets, you will be interested in this, the people who work on Google Docs have integrated it with Gmail. What was a very convoluted process before, if now a one click deal. Right beside the download link for attachments in your emails will be a link that says Open as a Google document. It’s a lot easier than it was, check it out.

We know many Google Docs & Spreadsheets fans are also Gmail users. We’ve heard from scores of you since we launched Docs & Spreadsheets, and the most common request is for more integration between the two products. It comes as no surprise — everyone gets heaps of docs in their email. Until recently, if you received a document attached to an email message and wanted to import it into D&S, it was a convoluted process — download the attachment to your desktop, then upload it to D&S. No more. Now the Gmail team has launched a one-click import feature that you’ll really appreciate.

Whenever those of you who use Gmail receive a spreadsheet or a document in an email, you will see a new link next to the “Download” link that says “Open as a Google document.” Click on that and the attachment will automatically be imported into Docs & Spreadsheets and added to your personal document list where you can make changes, invite collaborators and search for it later. We hope you like it. Source: Docs & Spreadsheets integrates with Gmail

Pretty cool, now if only the folks at Gmail would give us ALL the option to pull in our other email address to Gmail, I would be happy.