Of all the email clients, Gmail is quite famous for its clean banner free interface, its reliability as a Google product and its sufficient storage space which keeps increasing with time. How about using this available storage space as an extrenal network drive. Something similar to your computer hard drives.
Using a small application Gmail Drive, you can convert your gmail account to a network drive which can be accessible through your windows explorer. Basic tasks like COPY/PASTE can be performed as you would do from any other computer drive. The amount of space available on your gmail account is the available space for your network drive. You can use this space to upload content directly from your computer and save it online in your Gmail account.
GMail Drive is a Shell Extension that creates a virtual drive for your system, using any of your Gmail accounts, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium. It literally adds a new drive to your system under My Computer, where you can create new folders, copy, paste, drag’n'drop files to.
With GMail Drive you have ready space to store and retrieve files, whenever you want. There is no file format restriction, just that the indivisual file size can be as much as your gmail attachment limit.
When you copy a new file using GMail Drive, it generates an e-mail and posts it to your account. The e-mail appears in your Inbox folder as a normal mail, and the file is attached as an e-mail attachment.
Incase if you feel that these mails clutter up your Inbox folder, you may wish to create a filter in Gmail to automatically move the files (prefixed with the GMAILFS letters in the subject) to your archived mail folder.
Please Note: Even though Gmail Drive may look and feel as your regular computer drive, it is not and may have some limitations.
It may have some barriers (such as total filename size must be less than 65 characters and file size limit), but being a free service that can be overlooked. Since the tool completely depends on your free Gmail Service provided by Google, changes in the Gmail system may break the tool’s ability to function. There can be no guarantee given for lifetime functionality of this tool. Hence use it till it lasts :)
You can Download the application HERE