Chromebook users, your harddrive has a small size of 16GB only. Most of you would store files online in web sites like Dropbox, Google Docs, Box.net and SugarSync. Saving files to these online storage spaces is not the same as how you save files in Mac, Windows or Linux computer. You firstly need to “save as” the file to the harddrive, then go to the web client of your storage space and upload.
Today’s featured Chrome extension, Cloud Save, helps you save files directly to your online storage space.
Just go to Chrome Web Store to download this Chrome extension, install it. From now on you’ll find a new item in the menu, “cloud save” when you right click on a web page. You can download files to a range of popular online storage sites, such as Dropbox Google Docs and more.
For example, if you right click on an image and select Dropbox, Cloud Save would bring up a dialog showing the download progress. For password protected sites, you may be asked to enter your Dropbox password to authorize the saving action. Apart from images, you can use Cloud Save to download files from a link (just like “Save link as” in browsers).
The whole process is as smooth as downloading files to your harddrive, except that you can view the downloaded file anywhere with a web-enabled device.
Cloud Save is a popular Chrome extension, especially useful to Chromebook users who are expected to store files online. Should Google consider providing better integration between Chrome OS and these online storage services, just as what the Joli OS guys do for Dropbox?