12-04-2010 08:29 PM
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  1. reykjavik's Avatar
    Anyone know if there is a way to compose a message in the gmail app with formatting like underline, bold etc... It only seems to be straight text.
    12-03-2010 01:16 PM
  2. sanibel's Avatar
    You're probably previewing it and then saving it from the preview app (or it is image specific). But if that device somehow has some special secret GMail app... screenshot the process. I think you're mistaken, though.

    Try with an unknown file type, or like... an Excel file or something.

    The GMail app only previews attachments, it has no direct save functionality... at least the standard Market versions available (both the versions available to 2.1 and 2.2).

    Edit: It is a pretty well documented limitation of the app, not some random discovery... lol. Remember, I am talking about the GMail app saving attachments... not just opening them to preview in some other app and THAT app saving the file.
    Documented where?
    I just sent from my computer a word document as an attachment. I opened the attachment, via Gmail app, using MyTouch 4G phone, with QuickOffice app (came free with my phone). Then pressed Menu >>> Save attachment >> SD Card >> Save! And now it is well documented
    12-03-2010 10:55 PM
  3. DrSuSE's Avatar
    Documented where?
    I just sent from my computer a word document as an attachment. I opened the attachment, via Gmail app, using MyTouch 4G phone, with QuickOffice app (came free with my phone). Then pressed Menu >>> Save attachment >> SD Card >> Save! And now it is well documented
    Thank you for proving my point. You saved in QO. NOT in the GMail app. Nice to see that is all cleared up.
    12-03-2010 11:26 PM
  4. sanibel's Avatar
    Thank you for proving my point. You saved in QO. NOT in the GMail app. Nice to see that is all cleared up.
    True. But that is true in a regular desktop computer setting, no? Documents that were sent as MS Word attachments need to be open with MS Word (or compatible programs). I thought that was understood. And, by the way, photos can be saved directly from Gmail app, so we narrowed the issue to text attachments and such.
    12-04-2010 10:23 AM
  5. DrSuSE's Avatar
    True. But that is true in a regular desktop computer setting, no? Documents that were sent as MS Word attachments need to be open with MS Word (or compatible programs). I thought that was understood. And, by the way, photos can be saved directly from Gmail app, so we narrowed the issue to text attachments and such.
    Haha, no... Generally speaking email clients can save attachments directly and offer the CHOICE the open them in another app (from which you might also save). This goes for desktop and mobile clients more often than not. For example K9, the mail client I use on Android allows this... so does Maildroid if memory serves. On the desktop common clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, Evolution, KMail, all do this. Even the desktop/full GMail site does this on a PC.

    It isn't only text attachments, it's also many other common non-photo filetypes.

    If you're saying it can directly save photos without having to open into the Gallery first... I will take your word for it. I haven't tested so I won't pretend I know.
    12-04-2010 11:35 AM
  6. Gekko's Avatar
    use Documents To Go for attachments (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx) -

    Documents To Go 3.0 Main App - Android app on AppBrain
    12-04-2010 12:45 PM
  7. DrSuSE's Avatar
    use Documents To Go for attachments (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx) -

    Documents To Go 3.0 Main App - Android app on AppBrain
    Yeah, no question. I am sure there is in an app that will handle the association and saving of almost any format. I was merely saying that I thought Blackmoon (since it will strictly allow saving any file from the GMail app) was a great solution to what I believe is a strange shortcoming of the app itself.
    12-04-2010 01:53 PM
  8. sanibel's Avatar
    Generally speaking email clients can save attachments directly and offer the CHOICE the open them in another app (from which you might also save). This goes for desktop and mobile clients more often than not. For example K9, the mail client I use on Android allows this...
    Gotcha. I also use K9: Confirmed.
    If you're saying it can directly save photos without having to open into the Gallery first... I will take your word for it.
    Yep, I tried it and it worked.
    12-04-2010 03:19 PM
  9. bbernardini's Avatar
    Anybody know of a mail app that let's me choose between deleting messages just on the phone or deleting them on the phone AND the server?
    12-04-2010 08:29 PM
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