I’ve been using Gmail for two and a half years now and really like the service a lot. But they made it quite a bit better with the integration of Google Docs and Spreadsheets that allows you to open Office format file attachments. I’ve been using it to open and read press releases and spreadsheets people send me and it occurred to me that this was completely virus safe. As a Mac user, I really don’t worry too much about viruses but sometimes I do access my Gmail from my Windows PC in my office.
From now on I’ll just use Google Docs and Spreadsheets for these attachments. I wonder how many others will do the same thing? Not good news for the Microsoft Office product manager.