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Yeah, saving attachments hasn't ever been a problem. Not sure what phone you have, but they can all do it for sure. I have a Droid X on 2.1. You're new to android, so I'm guessing you have an incredible or an X. Just click the settings button (to the left of the home key). It should give you the option to save the attachment. You can also long press the link of the attachment to save, I believe.
SMS popup will take care of your other needs. I use handcent, which also does that, but it changes the stock messaging app (however, many prefer handcent over the stock messaging app, you should try it out... it's really cool, pop-up bubbles, and really customizable).
- 08-30-2010, 12:21 PM #16
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My gmail app only gives me a "download" option for image attachments (whoop di do). When i get a Word file or a PDF attachment, I only have the option to "preview", and then the file opens in Doc to Go or Office to Go. From there, I can save the attachment, but it isn't the Gmail app that is doing it.
Likewise, when I compose email in the Gmail app, if i want to add an attachment, the only option it gives me is my photo albums.
Long-pressing does nothing, and there is no attachment-related setting under the Gmail settings.
- 08-30-2010, 12:29 PM #18
The stock gmail app (at least on the EVO) will NOT save the attachment if it does NOT know what kind of file it is (unknown extension or unsupported extension)
An example of this are my many many mobipocket ebooks with the prc extension.
If I email the book to my gmail account, I have to open gmail via the web browser and then I can save the attachment.
- 08-30-2010, 01:40 PM #19
Search the Market for "Attachment 2 SD". It will let you save the attachment to the SD card and it's only few KB in size.
For the GMail, SMS, etc... count, you can also use LauncherPro. It will replace your default launcher with lots of useful features including the unread count in the dock (that icon has to be in the dock). One more feature I love is that you can customize and differentiate between tapping an icon in the dock and swiping it. You can assign a different action/shortcut to swipe so the icon serves 2 purposes. For example, tapping on Gmail will open Gmail, but swiping the same icon opens the Compose window of Gmail or launches your favorite Todo app or etc... All customizable.
As for why not have all these features built in since they seem so standard to you, well my standard differs from yours and both of us differ from the rest of the world. The unread counter seemed very necessary when I used to have an iPhone since it does not have a notification bar. With that, I don't feel an unread counter is all that important. Try it. Wait till you get few emails and with the Email icon showing in the notification bar, just slide it and it will tell you how many new emails you have.
The idea is that an OS should be kept minimal and anything extra you need is readily available under your fingertips few taps away. If Google is to incorporate every little feature that every person sees as "standard", then the OS will turn into bloat ware and will render slow and unusable. Even Microsoft just realized that in Windows 7; they kept some of their extra software as a separate download.
Just my $0.02