Saving attachments from GMail?

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  1. Wolfwise

    Wolfwise New Member

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    I tried this out myself. I found that it does save them to sdcard/downloads automatically. You should be able to move it and do what you need to from there. Hope this helps.

    Wolfwise
     
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    Work Around

    Until Google adds this feature to their Android mobile email app which should have been there on day one, there is a work-around. Sign in to gmail on the phone browser and download from there. Works great for mp3's, too.
     
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    i do basically the same thing that 928droid mentioned. just rename using astro. it took me like an hour to figure this method out when i was trying to send a friend an apk file.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks!
     
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    Best way to do it...Get Astro File Manager
     
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    OK - I installed ASTRO

    Sent myself a ZIP file - when it shows the PREVIEW button, it opens ASTRO the I get "FILE TYPE NOT FOUND"

    ??????

    UPDATE: I'm using some FTP space I have until they fix this. I have the MotoDroid and the wife has the Eris. One thing we BOTH like to do is read books on our devices. Using Calibre on latop to catalog and covert to EPUB, we both like Aldiko over WordPlayer as the reader on the Android.

    Was looking for a way to send the books to her without having to connect via USB

    Cant email a zip file, even with ASTRO it doesnt work with GMAIL :mad: so for right now I will put them on some FTP space I have and email her the link, there it downloads ok and ASTRO can move the zip to the IMPORT folder for the reader app and boom all is well.

    Would be easier to email, they gotta fix that.
     
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    Only way to get around this at the moment is to open your email providers web interface in your browser. You will only be able to download files that are recognized by one or more of the applications installed on your os. Until Google fixes this or someone else writes a better application, its the ONLY WAY!!!
     
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    If you search on the web there is a program available called Crutch Lite. I have downloaded this on to my phone, but I have yet had a PDF file to open, but my understanding is that this particular program will open any document.

    If someone wants to test it send me a pm and we can talk about how to test it.
     
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    Unable to open PPT's or ZIP's

    I am having the same issue as everyone else here, but I OWN THE $30 version of Docs to Go.

    I press the little green "DROID" and nothing happens. I get stuff from work on my email push and i cant seem to open or save any docs.

    This is a genuine problem from which I can't find any fixes.

    HELP!!!! Anyone?:mad:
     
  10. barryp3403

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    Are you using the g-mail account associated with your Droid for e-mailing your Docs as attachments? When you click to open the attachment it should ask how you want to view. Select to view with Docs to Go. Save the file from within Docs to Go and you should be good.
     
  11. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    Download Crutch v2008-01-31 Application for Android | Tools
    This will allow you to download any file type on your Droid. The app doesn't have an icon... just runs in the background.

    If you have Astro File Manager installed, there is a setting in that app to allow all downloads... so you won't need to installed Download Crutch :)
     
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    iwas not able to find that setting in
    astro
    -= jason =-
     
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