How to make a Gmail email into a document in Google Drive

If you have a Gmail account, here is how to create a document in Google Drive out of an email by applying a label:

1_ Get an account with one of the most useful services on the Web, It turns the Internet into your personal computer!

2_ Create a label in Gmail that you can apply to an email that will trigger the document-creation process. I used “gdocify.”

3_ Create a folder in Google Drive to hold these magical emails-unto-documents.

4_ Use this recipe on

5_ Explore ifttt some more and revel in its utility.

Gmail, once upon a time, gave us a Labs feature that did just this with a click. This ifttt trick lacks the same efficiency, but at least it’s something that allows us to escape the task that most clearly indicates a programming failure: copying and pasting.

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