Murphy at Murphy Mac has created a few screencasts that walk viewers through the process of using an applescript Folder Action to email files quickly and painlessly to a predetermined email address.
He suggests that it could be used to configure a folder that shoots off any file dragged into it to someone you frequently send files to.
Another option is to configure a Folder Action so that any file dragged onto a particular folder is automatically send to your Gmail address for archiving.
Other possibilities are not hard to imagine — emailing photos to your Backpack account or whatever.
One screencast shows the Folder Action at work , as Murphy emails some iPhone graphics (very topical) to his Gmail account.
After the Folder Action is set up, all you have to do is drag the file over the enabled folder:
Enter a subject line when prompted, and whoosh!–Mail.app sends off the file–which arrives at Gmail, ready for archiving and storage:
It’s a clever solution for people who are always emailing attachments to particular people or who are looking for a simple way to archive files online.
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