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Save Web Content Directly to Google Drive in Chrome [Extension]

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to save images, documents, and more directly to Google Drive while browsing? Then you may want to grab a copy of the ‘Save to Google Drive’ extension for Chrome.

Once you have installed the extension it is very easy to start saving all that wonderful web content to your Google Drive account via the Context Menu or the Toolbar Button as seen in the screenshot above.

One thing to keep in mind is that the first time you use the extension you will be asked for permission to access your account as seen in the screenshot below.

Here is a quick look at the options currently available for the extension…

From the Extension Homepage: This extension allow you to save web content directly to Google Drive through a browser action or context menu. You can save documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video all by right clicking and selecting ‘Save to Google Drive’. You can save the currently viewed page using the ‘Save to Google Drive’ browser action. The format of saved HTML pages can be controlled with the options page (Choice of Entire image (default), Visible image, Raw HTML, MHTML, or Google Doc). You can automatically convert Microsoft Office files or comma separated files to Google docs format.

After your content is saved, the progress dialog allows you to open the file, rename, or view the file in the Google Drive document list. From the document list, you can organize and share your new document.

Install the ‘Save to Google Drive’ Extension [via Google Drive Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/13/12

Comments (5)

  1. jim

    badass. very useful extension

  2. Tony

    Very cool. I wonder if there’s a similar one for Dropbox

  3. dragonbite

    There is. CloudSave allows you to right-click on any content and have it save to a number of services including Dropbox, Picasaweb, Google Drive, SkyDrive and more. Some of them actually don’t work but it does make things handy and I have had success with Dropbox.

  4. dwn

    Still not as polished as the Evernote offering unfortunately, but probably won’t be too long until it gets there.

  5. SomeWhiteGuy

    Very buggy right now, but hopefully they get that all worked out. I’ve been looking for something similar for a long time. Glad they finally got this figured out.

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