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Skip the downloading step entirely – upload a file directly to Dropbox from within Chrome, thanks to an extension called Download To Dropbox. With this installed all you need to do is right-click any download link, then click “Upload to Dropbox” – and you’re done. The file will be sent directly to your Dropbox, meaning it will quickly sync to all of your computers and other devices.
This is great if you’re downloading a file on one computer that you intend to use on another one – or if you’re downloading a file specifically for use on your mobile device (downloading APK files for your Android device, for example).
Before you can use the extension you will need to authorize it to use Dropbox. Click the extensions icon in the extension tray and you’ll be directed to the authorization screen. Once that’s done you can start directing files to Dropbox with a right-click, and you can check the progress of current downloads by clicking the icon.
You’ll find all files you upload to Dropbox in a specific folder: /Dropbox/Apps/Downloads From Chrome/. One the file is there you can move it to whichever folder you like, either by using the desktop client or doing so on the web. If you want to save your files directly to the cloud, no desktop required, this app is highly recommended. It’s particularly perfect if you use a browser-based OS, such as Google’s ChromeOS.
- An easy-to-use Chrome extension.
- Quickly sends any file you’d otherwise download directly to Dropbox.
- Uses an application-specific folder within Dropbox for files.
- Great if you intend to use a file specifically on a mobile device.
- Perfect for ChromeOS users looking for way to save files directly to the cloud.
- Similar: Cloud Save.
Check out Upload To Dropbox @ The Chrome Web Store