Open ZIP & RAR With GDocs: Send Zipped Files to Google Docs Without Downloading Them

Mark O'Neill 21-07-2011

Compressed ZIP and RAR archives help pack multiple files into a smaller sized package which makes sharing them easier. But downloading such archives from unknown sources is not an intelligent move as they can contain viruses. Here to help you view the contents of an archive without downloading it as a tool called Open ZIP and RAR With GDocs.


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Open ZIP and RAR With GDocs is a browser extension for Google Chrome that, as its name suggests, lets you open compressed archives with Google Docs. The archives must be of the ZIP or RAR format; additionally they must be stored online with a direct download link. After the extension is installed, simply right-click on the download link of a RAR or ZIP archive and select the “Open with Google Docs” option to send it to Google Docs.

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In addition to listing the contained files, a benefit of the tool is that it lets you view and download single files from large archives without actually downloading the archive itself.



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