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App Awareness Month – Attachments.me

BetterCloud Monitor

April 13, 2012

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This post is part of App Awareness, our month-long series where we spotlight a different Google Apps Marketplace application every day in April. This week, we’re focusing on applications that make collaboration easier and provide seamless document management. The applications we chose to highlight demonstrate excellent integration with Google Apps, and we either use and love the product or know a lot of other people who do. Have a favorite Marketplace app of your own? Tweet it to @bettercloud.

Attachments.me – A better way to find attachments in your email

Attachments.me solves a common pain point among email users – the inability to search for and locate email attachments in a timely manner. Digging through your inbox can be a long and arduous process, especially if you can’t remember subject lines and keywords in the email that include the attachment you’re looking for. Attachments.me solves this problem by indexing attachments by category – news, instagram photo, account type etc. – and by allowing users to actually search for text within attachments. Integrations with Box and Dropbox also allow users to push attachments directly to their cloud storage platform of choice.

Integration with Google Apps

Attachments.meA handy integration with Gmail turns your inbox search box into a powerful attachment locator. At the top of your inbox, attachments containing the search keyword will appear and you will then be able to view those attachments in the original email, or you can choose to download the attachment directly.

Attachments.me also offers an iPhone app, which makes accessing attachments via mobile phone much easier.

Why We Like It

Attachments.me is a straightforward and extremely helpful widget, particularly if you send and receive attachments on a regular basis. The installation process is very cool – Attachments.me takes you on an interactive tour of the product’s features from directly within your Gmail inbox. We know installing apps especially from the Marketplace can be slightly confusing, so Attachments.me’s interactive installation makes the process not only easy, but fun!

The tool can be easily installed from either the Chrome Web Store for individual use or by your domain’s administrator from the Google Apps Marketplace for domain-wide use, and best-of-all, attachments.me is free!

About App Awareness Month

App Awareness MonthAt BetterCloud, we’ve seen first hand the impact Google Apps can have on a business: extreme cost cutting, streamlined management processes, enhanced collaboration and mobility and much more.

During our time as an independent software provider focused 100% on the Google Apps platform, we’ve interacted with thousands of organizations using Google Apps and we’ve discovered one common trend: knowledge and awareness of third-party applications that extend and enhance Google Apps is extremely limited.

This April, we’re devoting the BetterCloud blog to educating Google Apps users on the wide array of applications available for Google Apps today. These products not only enhance native Google Apps functionalities, but bring a diverse range of services from CRM, to expense management, process and systems management and more to your Google Apps environment. More importantly, adding these applications to Google Apps allows you to retire expensive legacy software licenses and creates a more cohesive organization.

Disclaimer: The companies appearing in this month-long series have not been contacted nor consulted regarding their inclusion. Our choices are based solely on reader suggestions and our experiences with the applications.

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