May 21, 2019

How to Save Webfiles like Images and Links directly to clouds ie. Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive and Box with Ballloon?

Well, it was not so long ago that I was amazed with one Google chrome extensions and reviewed  Save to Google Drive that could automatically save images to Google drive without downloading. We have come long way since then and now we have long list of chrome extensions that could do that for us.

But then there is a another Google Chrome Extension that amazes me – Ballloon : the quickest way to save web files to clouds. At first I thought it would be same like other old extensions, that doesn’t offer so much of functionality and doesn’t even support popular clouds websites but to my surprise it is the best Chrome extension in Chrome store that  does it best than any other on the competition.

save webfiles to dropbox

How to install and get started with Ballloon?

You can download the extension at the link below. Once installed, you will see a Ballloon toolbar button, Go on and click on it and sign into your Google account. Ballloon will ask for some permissions, don’t worry about it, they just need these permissions to save the images and links on your Google Drive. Along with Google Drive, it supports other clouds services like DropBox, OneDrive, Box and more will be included in future. You can eventually sign in to other cloud service if you want to save webfiles to those services.


How to use Balllon?

Suppose you are on some websites and you saw a Image you really like and want to save it for future use. You can just hover your mouse over an image, you will see a small overlay appears to the upper right of the image, featuring a Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box icon. Click any of the icon to save the image to one of these cloud storage locations.

save photos and links with ballloon

The first time you are saving the images or any other webfiles, you may need to grant the permission for Ballloon to save the files on your clouds, but once done it is just one click process from second time. You can even save PDF files and other documents on this way. Right click on the documents or any links and click on Save link to and choose a cloud to store the documents, and that documents is waiting for you on the designated cloud service.


You can always keep track of the images and other webfiles that you have saved up in the cloud. Just click on the Balllon icon on your Google Chrome Browser or visit the Ballloon Departures page and you will be able to see what files did you save on which cloud service.


Most of the time it is just one-click-process, so it’s simple and useful and it works great.

I can go on and on and tell you how awesome it is but you don’t have to believe me if you don’t want to. Head to the Google Chrome store to the Ballloon download page and read the reviews there.

Download | Ballloon on Google Chrome Browser


About Bhattarai Diwas (thenepaltech) 213 Articles
I'm an Engineer and have Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and information technology. Right now I am working as a software developer in Germany. All in all I love programming and I am a tech geek.