Insync now provides an easy way to back up your email attachments to Google Drive
July 27, 2012 by Terence LEE
You might remember Insync, a web service that lets you sync your Google Docs files on your computer. While Google Drive’s launch has threatened to make Insync redundant, the startup still remains the choice for power users due to its larger feature set.
Now, it has added an interesting feature that makes it easy for Gmail users to backup their email attachments to Google Drive and, soon, Dropbox. Setting up is easy: A few clicks is all it takes, provided you’re already logged on to Gmail.
To back up an attachment within the webmail service, simply add a preset label (the default is @Drive) to the email containing the file, and the syncing will happen automatically.
This feature is potentially useful because it dramatically shortens the process of backing up an email attachment to the cloud and making it accessible on your hard disk. Previously, completing all these actions would take far more steps, and far more time.
Insync, a startup based in the Philippines and Singapore, has shown determination by making constant improvements to stay ahead of the curve. Meanwhile, Google Drive doesn’t seem to be adding very much since its much-heralded debut.
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