With Send to Google Drive, you can automatically save all the file attachments in your Gmail messages to any folder inside your Google Drive. You neither have to install any browser extensions nor do you have to grant access to your Gmail or Google Drive to a third-party (like IFTTT). And since Google Drive syncs with your mobile phone and desktop, the saved email attachments will instantly become available on all your other devices.
Save Gmail Attachments & Emails to Google Drive
The Send to Google Drive program is available in free and premium editions. The latter includes more features, it can save Gmail messages as PDFs in Drive and and you can also opt for one-to-one support through Skype or Google Hangouts.
|Supports Gmail & Google Apps||Yes||Yes|
|Save email messages as PDFs||No||Yes|
|Speed at which emails are saved||Normal||Fast|
|Save email attachments of specific file types to Google Drive||No||Yes|
|Save attachments inside nested folders in Drive||No||Yes|
|Monitor multiple Gmail labels for incoming attachments||No||Yes|
|Installation Manual (PDF) included||No||Yes|
|Support options||None||Email Support|
|Choose your edition||Forever Free||Premium |
You can buy the Premium version using your credit card or PayPal. It is a flat one-time fee (not a subscription) and you can use the program for life. You also get free technical support over email for 6 months.
Send Gmail Attachments to Google Drive
You can get started with the Send to Google Drive program in less than a minute. Here’s how the program works:
You specify a Gmail label name in the Google sheet and the script will scan all your existing and incoming email messages inside that label for file attachments. For instance, you can say “inbox” to monitor the inbox folder, or specify a custom label name or say “all” to monitor every single message in your Gmail mailbox. If the script finds an attachment, the file will be downloaded to your Google Drive.
Here’s a step by step guide on how you can setup the Send to Google Drive program for your Gmail account.
- Click here to create a copy of the Send to Google Drive sheet in your Google Drive.
- Open the sheet and you should see a new Gmail Attachments menu at the top. Choose Authorize and grant the necessary permissions. This is an open-source Google Script that runs in your own Google account and no one else will have access to any of your data.
- Click the Gmail Attachments menu again and select Run (step #2). Close the Google sheet and the script will begin downloading attachments from Gmail to your Google Drive in the background.
The program will monitor the specified Gmail label for emails every few minutes minutes and as soon as it finds a message that has attachments, it will automatically save the file(s) to the specified folder in your Google Drive. Once the attachments have been saved, a new label Processed is applied to the Gmail message indicating that the message has been processed by the script.
If you would like to stop the script later, open the same Google Sheet and choose Uninstall from the Gmail Attachments menu.