gDisk
gDisk
0.6.1

3.8

gDisk free download for Mac

gDisk0.6.1

09 November 2006

Gmail space becomes extra storage.

Overview

gDisk turns your GMail account into a portable hard drive.

Features:

  • Auto detects Mac OS X Proxy Server Settings
  • Access multiple GMail account at the same time (MAY NOT WORK IF YOU ARE BEHIND A PROXY)
  • Create / Delete gDisk-specific labels.
  • Upload / Download any file.
  • Drag n' Drop files from / to Finder.
  • gDisk can automatically check for software updates.

What's new in gDisk

Version 0.6.1:
  • Disk is now compiled as a Universal Binary so it runs natively on all Mac.

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87 Reviews of gDisk

Alexandre-Ackermans
23 January 2009
Version: 0.6.1

Most helpful

You can use dropbox to replace this. 2gb free, seamless integration, history of your files
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Patman162
01 June 2010
Version: 0.6.1
So why doesn't this work anymore?
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Marba
21 October 2009
Version: 0.6.1
I had been using gDisk in its early days. I worked wonderfully. However, there was a period when it could not log in to Gmail. I waited for a long period before I tried to use is again. Over a period of several months and till today, it is not working. I failed to login. I give 2 stars rating: - for being this application easy to use; - a good idea to make good use of Gmail; - for making it a freeware. Looses 3 stars to: - not working for a long period (at least in my case)
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Alexandre-Ackermans
23 January 2009
Version: 0.6.1
You can use dropbox to replace this. 2gb free, seamless integration, history of your files
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Applecrypt-Mods
16 January 2009
Version: 0.6.1
thank you :)
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Applecrypt-Mods
10 January 2009
Version: 0.6.1
confused.. so how do i get my files if this program doesn't work anymore? TIA
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Amavida
26 December 2008
Version: 0.6.1
Abandonware. Does not work. Don't waste time & money downloading it.
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Akrobat
10 November 2007
Version: 0.6.1
Well, that's the end of that! Since my review a year ago the software did improve a little. However due to changes made by Google (I believe) it can no longer do it's job. When opening the app it constantly asks if you wish default labels added to your disk...(even if you already have them). Click "Yes" and it crashes. Click "No" and the dialog box stays there permanently... meaning you have to force quit. That was on Tiger. I've upgraded to 10.5 and it's just the same on Leopard. Shame really, this app had so much potential and promise - just read the posts - but is now just a dead Dodo. Perhaps someone will reanimate it or create a new GUI that actually works this time. What to do in the meantime......? Well, OmniDrive has a Mac client that works and gives you a 1GB account free. Also I've moved over to JungleDisk - not free but very cheap. Both apps show the disk in your finder so it's pretty convenient.
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Orion-Mk-V
24 October 2007
Version: 0.6.1
Rats! No worky any more. :(
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Klktrk
28 August 2007
Version: 0.6.1
Yes, it looks like Google must have changed the authentication scheme, because it's impossible to log in any more. Too bad. I see the source code is available on the site, but I (probably like the developer) don't have time to study the google API at this point.
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Atuttabirra
27 August 2007
Version: 0.6.1
I have exactly same problems as described in previous posters. I have being using gDisk since October last year and now suddenly it doesn't work any more, having same troubles as described elsewhere. It is not a serious application, Nice idea but no support, no help, no evolution since one year. Don't trust it. Norberto
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Ldawson
22 August 2007
Version: 0.6.1
Exact same problems as previous poster. I'm using a new MacBook Pro. Worked fine on my old 3 B/W.
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Chicagolarry
17 July 2007
Version: 0.6.1
Can't get this app to work AT ALL, even though I use a new iMac duo core and run the latest 10.4.10 OS. First problem: When I open the program I get a window asking me to donate 12 bucks, but no matter what I click on, I get an error beep. Can't donate. Can't not donate. Can't change the amount. Can't close the window. But I can drag it out of the way... Behind that window is a window that says I don't have any "labels" in my gDisk, and it wants to know if I want to set some up now. If I click Yes, the program immediately crashes. If I click no, I can then select to create a label manually, by clicking on "New Label." But once I type the name in, and click "Okay," nothing happens. Window won't close, can't Cancel the window, program is totally inert on my desktop. All I can do is Quit it. There is no Help for gDisk, no place to call, no forum, and utterly NO explanation about how the program works or what its supposed to do--except for that one or two sentence on the download page. All it says is that I can "turn my gmail account into a hard disk" or some such. No mention of how to set it up or how to use it. It might be fairly intuitive, if it worked. I don't understand how this program gets raving reviews from others but acts like it's from an alien universe on mine. Any hints? Know of any forum that discusses this? Thank you.
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hced
17 February 2007
Version: 0.6.1
Each time I'm starting it up, I'm asked for the login/password to GMail. Doesn't seem like it wants to stick. (And I have of course also checked the 'Add to Keychain' button.) A short question also: is it possible to somehow share a download link to my uploaded file, to someone else? Does GMail allow for that? Otherwise, gDisk looks all nice and I'm sure you'll work the kinks out of it. I'll keep an eye out for this in the future.
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Davidhj
26 November 2006
Version: 0.6.1
worked well at first-- uploaded (and test downloaded) zipped folders even as big as 600megs-- but now doesn't work at all--- every time open it asks if I want to create a 'new label' and then crashes any ideas?
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brysgo
10 November 2006
Version: 0.6.1
This program has come along really well, great job. It is very helpfull and is becoming more and more stable. To Developer: I think the interface could use a little fixing up, email me if you would like some help.
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Treadman
10 November 2006
Version: 0.6.1
Don't try to upload very large files, say 1 GB. Your account will get "Lockdown" status for 24 hours.
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anonymous-dingo-729
09 November 2006
Version: 0.6.1
Keeps asking me again and again to create default labels .. and then after a few times of selecting Yes it crashed
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4.75
Applecrypt-Mods
08 November 2006
Version: 0.6
i thought this was going to mount a little iDisk like icon on my desktop when i first saw it listed.. nevermind as this is still a superb idea! Works perfectly and i've had no troubles. This really is a GREAT program!!! Thank you :-)
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Cmedeefr
08 November 2006
Version: 0.6
Don't know about the U. B. but this new version works flawlessly (for the moment)! Thanks and keep up the good work!
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Bucho
08 November 2006
Version: 0.6
Any chance this will become a Universal Binary? Anyone else care to 'hack the code' to make it so?
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Akrobat
14 October 2006
Version: 0.5
I share the views of most of the positive posts here. Gdisk is a fantastic idea but for some reason the limitations, namely: - 10Mb file size upload limit - Uploaded files not showing up in the Gmail interface - Too many crashes... ...make it a somewhat frustrating piece of software. Reading the posts it's clear that we all WANT it to work and in theory it should. Lack of time or funding? I don't know what the reason is... Perhaps the developer should try and sell the idea to Google. Still, I'll keep watching this app.
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2.5
Buzzard
05 October 2006
Version: 0.5
Gdisk works OK for small files on my G4 Powerbook. But it appears that there are problems with using it on a dual core iMac, as it crashed on first startup on both our 17" iMacs. Second startup on those machines did work. Bad news is that as others have nothed, the application is not useful for large files. In trying to upload a 200M file, Gdisk crashes every time on every machine. Small files will upload OK, but not being able to upload large files (not sure what the cutoof point would be) severely limits the usefulness of Gdisk. When it works, the Gdisk interface is simple and very well designed. No criticisms at alll there. Such a shame, and Gdisk would be extremely useful and I would use it regularly. Apparently there are no other Mac applications out there that allow use of a Gmail account for external file storage in the way Gdisk does, but I have seen several Windows applications that do. I would gladly pay for such an application and hopefully the Gdisk developer fixed Gdisk, or someone else writes a similar appplication/
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2.5
Drad
11 September 2006
Version: 0.5
great idea, nice looking but buggy buggy buggy. labels don't stick until about 5th try. doesn't remember account info. poor documention Almost always crashes even on small files, definitely on files close to the 10mb threshhold. Says that it's uploaded small files but it hasn't actually done anything. It's a phantom program that doesn't actually work even when it 'shows' that it has. Has anyone gotten this thing to work? Similar to the equally. possibly worse bug-infested and much uglier, MUCH much slower gspace, which is an xtension for firefox. wish someone could actually get this idea executed. notes: Using 10.4.7 on an imac g5
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le-macinfo
28 August 2006
Version: 0.5
Most recent version doesn't work for me. Although it does upload files to the GMail account, I can't see or access them from within gDisk. If I check my account via the web frontend all uploaded files are there.
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2.5
Tristandark
25 August 2006
Version: 0.5
I think gDisk has the potential of becoming a great product if Google decides to continue ignoring it. However, it has been unusable for me in its current incarnation. It simply crashes whenever I try to upload a file. The interface is nevertheless sleek and well organized. I love the cube effect on the window after login. I'd like to know how the developer did that.
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Texspleen
25 August 2006
Version: 0.5
Works fine for me under osx 10.4. Just wish transfer speeds were a little faster. (Don't forget to hit the refresh button after uploading so you can see your file.) This program has great potential if continued to be developed. Great alternative to an expensive .mac account. Keep up the good work.
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Mbhockey
22 August 2006
Version: 0.5
As others have stated, the program is absolutely unusable.
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Leftnotracks
22 August 2006
Version: 0.5
This program has never worked for me. Every version has crashed and quit whenever I try to upload a file. I wish it worked, but it doesn't. G4 iBook, Tiger.
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Renardman
22 August 2006
Version: 0.5
gDisk 0.4 was working fine with me until it stopped doing anything since the latest os X update, so I was happy to see that gDisk 0.5 had arrived. the trouble is that it doesn't seem to recognise anything I uploaded. When I check my gMail-account I can see that the uploaded files are there, but gDisk keeps telling me there is nothing there...
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George-Paphitis
21 August 2006
Version: 0.5
gDisk 0.5 will not launch with Intel iMac
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Joz
28 March 2006
Version: 0.4
Great idea, looks good. Crashes constantly..
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Mike-Abdullah
22 February 2006
Version: 0.4
This sounds a lovely idea, but it just crashes constantly for me! I log into my account and the little donations window pops up. However, before I can actually do anything with the donations thing, the app crashes!
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Novascotian
21 February 2006
Version: 0.4
If you run LittleSnitch, you will discover that gDisk wants to make two connections, but doesn't survive to run after being interrupted. Never did get to test it. Neat idea, for sure.
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Johnny-Rocket
26 January 2006
Version: 0.4
Does this not work with 10.4.4? I'm thinking of calling this app 'Sir Crash Alot'
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Anonymous
23 November 2005
Version: 0.4
Installed about an hour ago and have tried to move files larger than 10mb with success. The largest successful transfer was 12.46mb. The next size file I had to try was 14.8mb. This and all files larger than this failed as well. The 14.8mb file showed Done in txfr q but, didn't actually get there. All files larger than the 14.8 that I tried made gdisk crash. I didn't expect them to work but, I'm glad that I was able to get something a little larger than what is stated. There is hope. This is an awesome program. I'm using 10.4.3 with gdisk 0.4. Have logged into gmail in a browser and verified that the file is in the drafts folder.
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Anonymous
20 November 2005
Version: 0.4
If you think about it this is actually one of the best things to come out since iDisk. It still needs work and does seem to crash all too often. However if the developer continues and irons out the bugs then I think he'll have a good piece of software worth paying for. Keep up the good work......and I for one will donate.
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17 November 2005
Version: 0.4
I have downloaded the gdisk program for Mac. On starting it I am asked for my Gmail account name and password. Immediately after entering it a window asking for a contribution pops up. NONE of the buttons on the window work (Donate, Dollars, Don't ask me again, Not now or Donate). Basically the program freezes. Is there a way to go beyond this? Thanks.
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Anonymous
10 November 2005
Version: 0.4
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think previous versions of gDisk allowed files bigger than 10 mb to be upload in GMail. If you can't do that aymore, then gDisk has no utility.
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4.25
timmer21
07 November 2005
Version: 0.4
After a file is uploaded why does it show up in 'Drafts of my GMail account'? Do I need the app to download a file that is in my account? (ie - unable to downlaod it using a Windows computer (at work) when logged intto my account)
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3.5
Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 0.4
Crash always when big fil ( 200 mo) upload to the Gdisk0.4, Macosx 10.4.3
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Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 0.4
I wrote: "tried to uload a small jpg and the app crashed... (Mac OSX 10.3.9)" Well, looks like it happens just with files that have blank spaces in the name... It was not an issue in 0.3 version, so lets hope for a fix of the problem. Thanks for this tool, btw :) Would be great can download files through their URLs. (I dont fell my self very safe giving away my GMail login!)
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4
Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 0.4
Great idea, nice interface, but crash, crash, crash...
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Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 0.4
tried to uload a small jpg and the app crashed... (Mac OSX 10.3.9)
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4.25
Anonymous
01 November 2005
Version: 0.3
it also quits here as soon as I try to download my files. Hope the developer will fix it. Otherwise an excellent idea. Thanks
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2.25
Werner
27 October 2005
Version: 0.3
Great start, simple interface, very Mac-like. Unfortunately that's about it - any attempt to download a file previously uploaded (small files of around 200 kb) results in a crash. Still poor. Hope an update'll arrive soon. Oct 27 2005
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3.5
Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 0.3
This is great. About time the Mac had a program like this. It's sitting on my desktop doing nothing as I'm awaiting a newer version without the bugs! Right now it uploads fine (wish there were a progress bar) but the second I try and download a file the program quits. Happens every time.
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4.25
Anonymous
23 October 2005
Version: 0.3
in the next release, would it be possible to sort the files by name or file size, that would be great.
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
still crashes when trying to upload a 200+MB file. i was able to upload an 8 MB file without trouble, nothing bigger. :-(
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
Good news: No crashes for me. Transfers most small files. The result is the same as attaching something to a draft, so you can retrieve the file from the Gmail web interface as well. Bad news: Using Gmail, I tried attaching a 17MB file to a draft, and after a long wait, Gmail said that it was too large and the draft could not be saved. I wasn't surprised since the limit is 10MB, but this was only the first part of my test. Then, I used gDisk 0.3 to "upload" the same 17MB file. After reading previous comments, I was expecting it to crash on me halfway through, but it never did - in fact it told me that the transfer was "Done". Great! Now I wanted to download the file. Not so great. The file was nowhere. It wasn't in my label/folder in gDisk, and when I checked with Gmail, it wasn't a draft either. Hmmm...
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3.25
Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
This is a great app, but it would be nice to see support for people using a proxy server behind a firewall!
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1.75
Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
Nice idea but a shame it keeps crashing when trying to download anything. Also it would be nice to not have to constantly sign in every time. With an overall and improvements this could be a good program however it needs to work properly first.
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5
Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
This is a great program, but I would like to see true integration with the Finder, so that I can access my gDisk like I would an external drive. Other than that, I love the program!
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3.25
Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
once this supports files larger than a few MB (keeps crashing on an 81mb .dmg.zip) it will be a great util.
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 0.3
I would love to rate this gem with 5 stars, but unfortunatley it keeps crashing for me every time I try to upload something larger than a few kbs... I'll definitely add it to my watch-list though.
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Anonymous
17 October 2005
Version: 0.2
an update notice or an auto update feature would be nice. :)
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 0.2
I'd love to see the ability to backup to more than 1 gmail acct. That would make paying worth it! Thx Hope the developer reads this.
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 0.2
Yes, crashes here too on my imac at home, but it doesn't on my g5 at work.
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 0.2
: gDisk 0.1 seems to be more stable than gDisk 0.2 . I'll keep using gDisk 0.1 ...
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Anonymous
14 October 2005
Version: 0.2
It crashes because it Google will not let any file upload over 10megs!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
14 October 2005
Version: 0.2
Sadly, although gDisk initially functioned just as the developer promised, I now find it repeatedly crashes when uploading. I'm gutted ...
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3.5
Anonymous
14 October 2005
Version: 0.2
This version crashes when multiple files are on transfer queue.
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4
Anonymous
13 October 2005
Version: 0.1
great piece of software. easy to use, fast, and so far, reliable. however it misses one simple, yet useful feature. progress bars to monitor downloads and uploads. also, it doesn't remember logins, even when Add to Keychain option is set. A new feature here would be the possibility to have and manage more than one gmail account. finally, but not less important, one way to avoid the gmail's upload limit is to built in zip archiving with spanning. so that way we could upload larger files without worrying about limits nor using other apps to get the job done. great work guys!
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Anonymous
13 October 2005
Version: 0.1
I keep having the same problem. It seems to be limmited to under 10 megs a upload. Shame as I had been looking for a means to back up larger files. Well hope in the future this will be addressed in future releases.
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Anonymous
13 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Attention! I read where Gmail only allows 10 megs of uploads at one time. I was tring to upload a 100mb file and the app kept crashing. I do belive this is the reason. Too Bad. Guess I will have to par the parts :(
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Anonymous
13 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Does this work like the Peer2Mail program, ie, can I use it to download P2M stuff?
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3.5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Wow. I really like this program. Even for a 0.1 build, it's great. I can use it as extra storage space instead of cluttering up my school server with music. I love the concept, just make it so that you can put other applications on it, too. If you actually get this to the point where you can seamlessly transfer all files with no problems back and forth, I will definetly be more than happy to donate a lot of money. Keep up the good work!
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5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
This is great. I works just like it says... Definitely has the bare minimum in terms of features, but that's to be expected from a 0.1 release, hence the 5 stars... I'll keep an eye on that one and if basic features are added, I'll definitely donate. Thank.
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
FINALLY...a mac os version!!!!
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5
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Very Cool!!! Works great. Is there a way to send a link to someone to down load something from it? Also do u know if this will count against us for bandwidth? Thanks!!!!
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5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
great idea, very stable for a v0.1!!
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3.75
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Just what I needed. Keep up the good work!
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5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Absolutely GREAT THANKS!
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4.5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Very nice first release! Just what I was looking for. Drag and drop support would be great. I look forward to your releases!
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4.75
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
amazing idea!! will be cool if it can generate url's to download the files on the web
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3.5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
work fine with small data (ok with a 640ko movie) crash with bigger (33 MO movie)
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
crashes upon upload starting as well...awesome idea though....would def. donate if this came to be a stable working app.
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Sweet! uploads fine for me. probably a progress bar would be nice.
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Vitalis
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
some features you might want to ad: Drag & Drop Support Progressbar for uploading and such Beep when it's done ;) refresh the current list when it's done uploading something against the frequent crashes ^^; further does it look great, especially for a 0.1 version
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Gmail still enforces a hard limit of 10MB per file attachment. Can gDisk work around this? If not, you'll have to break your 250MB .dmg up into 25x 10MB chunks to save it to your Gmail account.
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Great software and very good starting. Only one comment. File upload by gDisk 0.1 always in Draft folder in Gmail via web access. This need to be fix, why not show like normal mail in inbox.
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
FYI.. Just tried to upload 250 Mb .dmg image. gDisc crashes everytime just after upload start. Maybe there is some limitations for filesize or type? Anyway - This is great start for something really usefull! Thanks for the developer!
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Oh yes! I just can't wait to have the entire universe search my hard drive!
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4.25
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
This is terrific! My gDisk crashed on upload, too, but what can you expect from a 0.1 release? Drag and drop support would be great. Likewise with a progress bar. So would the ability to switch between multiple Gmail accounts for selfish bastards who have more than one account. With gDisk allowing 2.6GB of free online storage, .Mac is looking less and less attractive. Can't wait to see future releases.
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4.75
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
This is a wonderful application that, like the other people say, has a lot of potential. I don't have an iDisk, but this will make a much better substitute, especially after it progresses.
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3.75
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Great potential yeah.. A small scheduler for backin up dokuments would be nice! (My gdisc crashed during upload when i was writing this but still - great potential!)
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4
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
A nice little app which is easy to set up and use. Since this is its first release I think it's not fair to be too critical, but it could do with a little more in the GUI department, such as vertically resizable main and transfer windows, and the 'Delete' button being changed to 'Delete Category' ;) But as I said, this is a newborn app and I can see myself using it quite often. Looking forward to future updates. Many thanks to the developer
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3.75
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.1
Nice little app! But here is what it desperately needs: - Drag n' drop ability - Progress bar with estimated time when uploading instead of just "Sending" - Delete and Pause button to cancel or pause the current upload I'll keep an eye on this app for sure, it has great potential!
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