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How to Receive Files in your Google Drive Folder from Anyone

A school teacher wants to have a public drop box (not Dropbox) where students can upload homework assignments. A recruiter wants to have an online form where job applicants can upload their resumes. A news organization may need a public drop box where people can upload files anonymously.

Google Forms would have been a perfect solution here but unfortunately you cannot upload files to Google Drive through Forms. Read more »

How to Schedule your Email Messages in Gmail with a Google Sheet

Have you ever wanted to write an email now but send it a later date and time? Maybe you are sending birthday greetings and would like the email message to be delivered on the exact day. Or you have written the reply to an email but would like to schedule delivery in the recipient’s time zone when the message is more likely to get read.

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Transfer your Gmail Messages to Another Email Address

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Say you have an old Gmail account and you would like to transfer all the existing email messages from the old account to your new email address. The new address could be on @gmail.com, @outlook.com, Google Apps (@yourcompany.com) or anywhere else.

Gmail does include the useful Mail Fetcher utility to help you automatically transfer mails between Gmail accounts or between Gmail and Outlook accounts.

If you are however planning to transfer your existing Gmail messages to another email service that doesn’t support POP3 based importing, you can make use of a simple Google Script that will auto-forward all your old messages, one by one, to your new email address.

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Auto-Save your Gmail Image Attachments to Google Drive

I have written a little Google Script that will auto-save the image attachments in your Gmail inbox to a special folder in your Google Drive. Once the image files have been moved to Drive, you can switch to the Thumbnail view and visually scan your mailbox.

The other big advantage of saving your Gmail images attachments in Google Drive is that you search for text inside images since Drive supports optical character recognition or OCR.

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