Saving attachments from GMail?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Xris, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. mitchb2

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    This is very annoying. I emailed myself a ringtone, simply assuming that I would be able to save the attachment as a ringtone, just like I was able to save a JPG attachment as a wallpaper.
     
  2. barryp3403

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    If you have looked at the folders on your SD card you can see that specific programs seem to create and manage specific folders. Perhaps that is the reason you are best off only downloading those files that can be opened with a specific app. Otehrwise the SD card could become a tangled mess. On the other hand, I would prefer to be trusted to manage my own SD card but you can easily manage it only when you can see the folders - when the Droid is connected to your computer.

    For moving over mp3's try DoubleTwist on your Mac or PC and hook up your Droid via the USB cable. It is a slight bit confusing at first but read some of the forums. It seems to be a very powerful program for managing audio, video and pictures on your Droid.
    www.doubletwist.com
     
  3. buenos

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    You can try offiviewer...if you just need to read and save....not bad app
     
  4. themuttt

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    but the point is not having to hook the phone up to the computer.

    anyone figure this out yet? I tried with 2 mp3 ringtones but could only get a "preview"
     
  5. HEMDROID

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    when i first got this phone i had two options (preview and download) now only preview is there... this is so annoying, why did they remove the dl option? I believe some app developer has rights to it.
     
  6. HEMDROID

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    I just previewed a power point attachment read a few more emails and returned to that pp to view again and it did not need to re-download it and came up almose immediately so that pp is stored in the phone but I can't save it??? BS!!!
     
  7. hookbill

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    You can save Gmail. You need to archive it. That will save it in a folder called all mail. You can access this when your mail is up and you press the menu button.

    One of the things I did was set up a bookmark for gmail so I can easily access any other mail I need to get to. Gmail is absolutely great.
     
  8. droidME

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    Has anyone figured out a solution to this yet, or is it simply not possible.

    I've archived the email and know that it's saved, but still can't save a jpg (from an email) to the Gallery so that it's accessible with all my other pictures.
     
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    I heard rumors that they are gona fix it an a jan 2010 update (unconfirmed)
     
  10. hookbill

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    Hmmm..You could go to your computer, open the file, then attach your droid to the computer and simply drop it in that way.
     
  11. droidME

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    Thanks for the heads up about the rumors frantic84 and for the advice hookbill. I'm hoping for a way to do it without having to always connect to the pc. Hopefully the rumors are correct!
    :motdroidvert:
     
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    I just do a manual work around until finding something better. It is not elegant or a one step process, but it works.

    I had an MP3 I wanted to send as a ringtone. So before I sent it I renamed it to a .jpg

    Sent the file to my Gmail account. Once it arrived I pressed to fetch the attachement. Once it was fetched it asked to open with Gallery, I told it too, of course the screen was blank (you may can skip this step??), then closed Gallery.

    I then opened my File explorer (AndExplorer) went to the "Download" folder on the SD card, saw a file called Downloadedfile.jpg. Selected the file and changed it to .MP3... and tapped the file and it started playing :)

    You can move it from there to where ever you want it.

    As I said, not a one stepper, but it does work for now until we have something better and should work for any file type.
     
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