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Cloud Save Downloads Files Directly to Popular Cloud-based Storage Services

Chrome: If you routinely use popular cloud-based storage solutions like Dropbox, Box.net, Google Docs, and others, Cloud Save allows you to directly download a file from the web to your cloud drive.

Cloud Save is open source and works with Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Windows Live SkyDrive, SugarSync, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Min.us, Twitpic, and more. Once installed it adds a new entry to your right-click context menu for “Cloud Save”; click on that entry and pick the cloud service you’d like to use. Select the service you want and the file is transferred in the background between the hosting site and your cloud drive.

Currently there is no option for you to remove the services you don’t use (a minor annoyance at worst, given how well the app works), so hopefully future releases will include the ability to par down the list to just those services you routinely use.

Cloud Save is free and works wherever Chrome does.

Cloud Save [Chrome Web Store via Freeware Genius]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/11/11

Comments (4)

  1. Cambo

    Does anyone really know how this works?

    i.e. does it download the file locally to a temp folder, and then upload it to said cloud drive? If it does that, then your time to download/upload would at least be doubled.

  2. Gus

    @ Cambo ..from what I see “cloud save” is only for google chrome.

  3. csw21@zoho.com

    Another Google Chrome promotion slot on How to Geek. Shame

  4. bink

    Or one could download a file to one’s Dropbox directory and have it both locally and backed up in the the “cloud”.

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