If you use Gmail and Windows, do I have a treat for you: The Gmail Drive shell extension. Quite simply, it maps your Gmail account to your file system so that you can drag ‘n drop files for backup directly into your Gmail account. How kick-ass is that?
The primary limitation is not one of this handy little extension, but one of Gmail itself: A 10 MB per file maximum. That aside, this extension works wonderfully, automatically generating an email to yourself and attaching the file you’ve placed on your Gmail Drive. As the author recommends, you can create a filter that will label the backup email and filter it out of your inbox.
If you still haven’t checked out Gmail but now have yet another reason to do so, let me know and I’ll send you an invite.
In other cool Google news, you can now customize the page layout of Google News, including creating a custom section based on your own news keyword searches.