Using different cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Box can be a great way to organize and access all of your files from anywhere. The problem is it’s not always the easiest to save images and such you find on the web to your cloud storage service. Cloud Save for Chrome is an add-on for Google Chrome it makes the process a lot easier.
Normally, the process for downloading an image from a site and saving it to your cloud storage space several step process. Cloud Save is a shortcut to make saving and uploading images a lot easier.
Start using Cloud Save
To start using Cloud Save, you’ll need to visit the Google Chrome web store.
Install Cloud Save for Chrome
Update: Cloud Save updates us that the extension does not work since a recent update to Chrome.
The process to install this Google Chrome extension is no different from any other. Click on Add to Chrome and you’ll see a pop-up window.
Click the add button and the extension is installed.
Using Cloud Save
To start using Cloud Save, you will need to right-click with your mouse. You’ll see a new addition to the contextual menu.
Hover the mouse over Cloud Save in the contextual menu. You’ll see a list of all the potential cloud storage services you can save to.
The first time you save to a particular cloud storage space you’ll need to login and grant access.
The images saved in the main folder of your cloud storage space. Currently, there’s no option to save the files to specific folder.
Cloud Storage Services
The list of services supported is pretty extensive; not just with the usual suspects either. Here is a complete list of usable services at the time of this writing.
- Google Drive
- Cx will
Even though there is a list of services in the contextual menu, at the top of the list you will see the option to ‘Save As’ in Cloud Save. I didn’t notice a difference in the way the images were saved to Dropbox or Google Drive or TwitPic.
It seems like the contextual menu is a little redundant. There should big difference in how the images are saved when using the Save As option vs. the options in the normal drop-down. Aside from the extra options, Cloud Save does save a lot of time; especially when uploading images to your social networking sites.