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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.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 30, 2007 at 8:48 pm

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Gmail Vulnerability

Sorry for the infrequent posting of late, I blame the holidays and not me….

Google has been getting loads of bad press lately, but this one is most assuredly deserved, apparently there was, and I say was, a Gmail vulnerability that would let websites see your contact list. It was first noticed on Google Video New Feature: Pick People to Email in which he noted it could be dangerous. I guess he was right. He notes in his most recent post, Follow Up on the GMail Bug, that it has been fixed. Matt Cutts even stopped by in his comments to say the delay was because the fix had to be deployed on several properties.

This post, dated today, and appropriately titled GMail?s Flaw Is Now Fixed, commenters noted that modifying the link caused it happen again.

Guess it’s not fixed, as pointed out in the comments all you have to do is modify the link.

So, is it fixed, is it not? Googling Google pretty much said the same thing Matt did,

The problem is only partially fixed. The vulnerability exposed through video.google.com has been patched up, but there are other sub domains where the problem still exists. Source: Serious Gmail vulnerability fixed

In a related post, people have noted that the storage limit in Gmail has stopped increasing at 2800 megabytes. It looks like they may have just removed the counter, if you ask me it was kind of annoying anyway.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - January 2, 2007 at 8:14 pm

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