EDIT: I apologize to those who have downloaded and failed to run my Python script. I forgot to mention in my post that this script requires Google Data Python API. You need to download it first from this URL:
Direct download: http://gdata-python-client.googlecode.com/files/gdata-2.0.6.tar.gz
I am a BIG fan of Google’s word processing editor : Google Docs. It has become an indispensable part of my academic life. To be honest, I have not touched MS Office since I discovered it. Everything’s got thrown up to Google Docs and … Done!! No more USB flash drive to carry on; no more long time spending to search for a particular document which you don’t even remember its name. With Google Docs, just type the “unique” word that I am sure it is in the document. Boom…! My document shows up in no time. 🙂
OK, sure that’s enough advertising for Google :)) . Since Google Docs is that important to me, I wrote a small script for Nautilus(kind of extension). This script provide an convenient way to upload your documents from local hard drive to Google Docs.
Just select all files you want to be sent to GDocs, then click on extension menu of Nautilus. That’s it.
The script itself was written in Python. It used Zenity to take care of its GUI (~for simplicity’s sake). It supports all common document types. If some certain file’s formats are not supported to upload to Google Docs, you have the option to upload them as plain-text.
Instruction to install a Nautilus script can be found here: NautilusScriptHowto
You can download the script here: Send2GDocs.py
Have fun and stay warm!