Gmail adds drag-and-drop attachments and GCal invitations

Gmail just seems to be more and more useful lately. Well, its always been really useful but the Gmail team has been adding more functionality that makes Gmail even more compelling. Two of the latest additions include drag-and-drop file attachments and adding calendar invitations directly from Gmail.

The attachment functionality only works in Firefox 3.6 and Chrome, for now, and I am curious about that. Is this an HTML 5-based innovation?

The calendar invitation addition is really handy too. It means you can set up an invitation directly from Gmail.

This sounds simple enough but users previously had to create an invitation in Google Calendar first and add participants from Google Calendar. It wasn’t/isn’t a difficult process but it meant leaving Gmail to do that instead of doing everything from one service.

I like the UI for this extension. There are frequently times when I want to set up a meeting with a client or colleague and that’s usually when I am sending out an email about whatever it is we are going to have a meeting about. This makes the whole process a little more convenient and productive.

Paul

Enthusiast, writer, strategist, web developer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

  1. Tell me how to activate the Gmail adds drag-and-drop attachments to my mail ID

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