What's sometimes lacking is an easy way to get files that are already on the net to your cloud location of choice. What ends up happening is a two or three step process of downloading the file you need, then reuploading it via a web interface or mobile/desktop app.
But, if you're a Chrome user, it doesn't have to be this way...
Cloud Save is a unique extension for the Chrome web browser that allows you to easily throw an online file into any cloud platform you choose. Directly from its original location! And there are many clouds supported, including but not limited to Picasa, Google Docs, Facebook, and Drop Box, with more platforms added regularly by a very diligent developer!
So how do you use it? It couldn't be simpler.
First off, find something you want to save to the cloud. This can be a file available online (whose link, if clicked, would cause you to download the file to your computer), an image on a webpage, doesn't matter. Cloud Save doesn't distinguish file types, it'll just try and save whatever it is you've clicked.
For our purposes, let's use this adorable picture of my niece from Facebook!
I want to save this image to my DropBox, for the purpose of placing it in this article. Facebook offers the ability to download images in the bottom lefthand corner of the photo popup.
But, instead of left-clicking the "Download" link (which would save the file to my computer) we're going to right-click instead!
As you can see, with Cloud Save installed a new context menu appears when we right-click. The menu contains various cloud services, as mentioned earlier.
Selecting DropBox from the menu, I can now post this image directly here from DropBox using their "public link" function.
And there you have it! Cloud Save in a nutshell.
If you have Chrome, and want to check out this awesome extension for yourself, visit the Cloud Save app in the Chrome Web Store.
Dawg digs Cloud Save, because there's nothing more awesome than storing all your crap on the web!