Productivity

The Newest Gmail And Google Drive Tricks

Gmail and Google Drive are both popular choices amongst Lifehacker readers. The Google Australia team recently shared a list of some of the changes to those products over 2012 with us, ranging from big additions to small tweaks. Ready for an update? Let’s review.

Search Google, Gmail and Drive simultaneously Google is running a field trial where relevant results from your Gmail account and Google Drive documents are included when you search. Worth trying out if you’re a heavy user of both products. (Original post)

Gmail’s new Compose screen In late October, Google rolled out a new way of composing emails in Gmail, using a pop-up window so you can refer to other emails while typing. You need to opt-in to use this feature. One incentive? You can also attach files using Drive with this version. (Original post)

Working offline with Google Drive It felt like we had waited forever for a replacement for Google’s Gears system for allowing offline access. In June we were finally rewarded with the ability to work offline with Google Drive documents — very handy for plane journeys or when you want to maximise battery life. (Original post)

Easily store web content on Google Drive Useful for web developers: the Save To Drive Chrome extension allows you to save entire web pages (or selected elements such as images) directly to Google Drive. (Original post)

Drag and drop folders into Drive I’ve never seen the appeal of drag and drop (give me a keyboard shortcut any day), but loads of people love it. If you want to move content into Google Drive, you can drag and drop them directly into Chrome. (Original post)

For even more Google goodness, check out the best Google features you’re not using.