Why I need to get at files
I'm a bigtime gmail user.
Now maybe gmail on Chrome is different, but assumign it isn't here's something I often want to do
Reply to email #1, (quoting most of it) using an attachment I just received in email #2.
If I'm not going to save the attachment to my hard disk first, I have to do a silly amount of cut and pasting to make this happen entirely within gmail.
I would like to be able to store attachments in my "cloud storage" and attach them from there to outgoing emails at will. I must say I expected Chrome was going to include a nice "explorer" like drag and drop file manager for my chunk of cloud storage that would enable me to manage my cloud files nicely but I haven't seen it described in any review yet.
What would make Chrome very nice for me is if I could
- use gears
- write an offline mail and attach a file that is in my cloud file storage, by picking it from a locally cached list even though the file itself might not be fully accessible to me offline.
Then when I next went online the email would be attached to the email and sent.
My feeling is that the gmail teams and the apps teams don't yet work together in a close enough fashion for this.