The ‘Save to Google Drive’ Chrome Extension

There is a quick and easy way to save web-based content such as images, documents, and so on directly to Google Drive while browsing with Google Chrome. All you need to do is install an extension called ‘Save to Google Drive’ from the Chrome store.

Once you have the extension installed you immediately have access to it via the Context Menu or the Toolbar Button. (The first time you use it, however, you’ll have to OK its request for the appropriate permissions on your account).

In any situation where  previously you would have had the opportunity to save content to your own computer (e.g. by right-clicking on a link or an image) you’ll now have the option to save that content directly to your Google Drive account in the cloud.

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As an added bonus, the extension also gives you the opportunity to rename the file:

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You can even save entire web pages directly from the toolbar icon, in any one of a number of formats. Right-click on the toolbar icon to set the required options:

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So the next time that you happen across an image, a website, or an HTML5 audio or video file that you want to save, this extension could be just the thing.