Recently, I came across a page that lists 40+ tips for GMail users. Three of them are my favorites-
1. GMail Drive- Adds a new virtual drive(’Gmail Drive’) to ‘My Computer‘ folder and uses GMail as its storage medium. Drag and drop files Gmail Drive and it will store them on your GMail account as if on additional hard drive. For people like me who forget to carry their flash drives, it’s a very good option.
Here’s the link for adding GMail Drive.
2. Customize Google– This is an add on for Mozilla Firefox. It removes ads from the Google search page, inserts favicons for the different websites, switches your GMail and Google Docs account from http to https, hides the spam counter, has a quick contacts box, invite box and forces fixed font in GMail. I would suggest that you really give this one a try. You won’t want to switch back 🙂
3. What do you do in case your GMail account gets full? Check out this page. You can take advantage of some POP settings and forward all your emails to another account.
There are many other tricks that have been provided in that page. For example– You can simultaneously sign into two GMail accounts, force all “mailto:” links to open in your GMail inbox, Better GMail etc.