Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop Attachment Uploads, Deeper Calendar Integration

Starting today, Google Chrome and Firefox 3.6 users can drag and drop attachments into Gmail messages without hassling through the slow, kind of annoying manual file upload. Gmail has also increased their support for Google Calendar with a new Invitation feature.

Drag-and-drop support allows you to simply attach a file into Gmail composition window by dragging the file from an open window into it. There's not much to it beyond that, but it's an incredibly handy feature to have.

Also, provided you have permission and access to view other people's Google Calendar, you can now view them when sending out an invitation. Under the subject field in Gmail, there's a new Invitation link to invite other people to an event. You can check your invitee's availability without going into Google Calendar to compare times. When you're finished, a preview of the invitation will appear in your email message. After you send the email, the event's automatically added to your calendar and your friend's calendar.

It's a good day to be a Gmail user.

Drag and drop attachments onto messages [The Official Gmail Blog]

Insert a calendar invitation [The Official Gmail Blog]


    I'm surprised that it took this long for gmail (or any online email service) to support drag 'n' drop, but hurray anyway.

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