Fix Gmail’s Biggest Annoyance with Drag & Drop
It’s no secret that I’m not big on Gmail or email in general. However, because the medium itself has evolved so much over the decades, it’s still extremely useful for private communication and remains germane part of our everyday lives.
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Drag & Drop Images as Attachment Instead of Insertion to Email Body
I use email mostly for customer support and the occasional back and forth with friends and relatives. The feature I use the most in the desktop site is the drag and drop functionality to attach files. It’s a great use of HTML5 and works well for the most part with the exception being images. When you drag and drop a PDF file it attaches itself as a Drive attachment but if the same was done with an image file, it directly inserts it into the body of the email instead of any attachment.
In spite of this decision being sensible, I still find it cumbersome at times when all I want to do in the first place is to attach an image file. So here’s a simple solution to keep drag and drop and yet attach the image as a file.
Instead of dragging the image to the body, drag and drop onto the Attach file icon. It’s that simple! The attach icon will show a small icon change and the images will be attached as files immediately. Although it’s a small adjustment to your workflow it has a huge impact as it fixes one of Gmail’s biggest annoyances.