gDisk
gDisk 0.6.1
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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
Version 0.6.1:
  • Disk is now compiled as a Universal Binary so it runs natively on all Mac.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Marba commented on 20 Oct 2009
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)
[Version 0.6.1]


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Alexandre Ackermans commented on 22 Jan 2009
You can use dropbox to replace this. 2gb free, seamless integration, history of your files
[Version 0.6.1]


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AppleCrypt Mods commented on 16 Jan 2009
thank you :)
[Version 0.6.1]


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Amavida commented on 26 Dec 2008
Abandonware. Does not work. Don't waste time & money downloading it.
[Version 0.6.1]


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akrobat reviewed on 10 Nov 2007
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.
[Version 0.6.1]


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Orion-Mk.-V commented on 24 Oct 2007
Rats! No worky any more. :(
[Version 0.6.1]


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klktrk commented on 28 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 0.6.1]


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atuttabirra commented on 27 Aug 2007
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
[Version 0.6.1]


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ldawson commented on 22 Aug 2007
Exact same problems as previous poster. I'm using a new MacBook Pro. Worked fine on my old 3 B/W.
[Version 0.6.1]


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davidhj commented on 26 Nov 2006
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?
[Version 0.6.1]


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Patman162 had trouble on 01 Jun 2010
So why doesn't this work anymore?
[Version 0.6.1]


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AppleCrypt Mods had trouble on 10 Jan 2009
confused.. so how do i get my files if this program doesn't work anymore?
TIA
[Version 0.6.1]

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Ferruccio Busoni commented on 16 Jan 2009
Log into your Gmail account. Anything you uploaded with gDisk is in the Drafts folder. Each file is a message with the file attached. The messages have a label of the same name as the folder in which the attached file appeared in gDisk.
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ChicagoLarry had trouble on 17 Jul 2007
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.
[Version 0.6.1]

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atuttabirra commented on 26 Aug 2007
I am suddenly meeting the same problems. The application worked well until a day ago and now I am experiencing what you say. Why? Is there a solution for reading gDisk files saved with the version 0.6.1?

Norbert
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hced had trouble on 16 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 0.6.1]


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Hussain had trouble on 09 Nov 2006
Keeps asking me again and again to create default labels .. and then after a few times of selecting Yes it crashed
[Version 0.6.1]


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MBHockey had trouble on 22 Aug 2006
As others have stated, the program is absolutely unusable.
[Version 0.5]


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George-Paphitis had trouble on 21 Aug 2006
gDisk 0.5 will not launch with Intel iMac
[Version 0.5]


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Coconut had trouble on 11 Aug 2006
What I found out is it won't work on IntelMac.

When I try to login with IntelMac, gDisk 0.4 always crush.
[Version 0.4]


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NovaScotian had trouble on 20 Feb 2006
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.
[Version 0.4]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:09 Nov 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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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.


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