There are thousands of extensions developed for Chrome on the market. Not all of them are worth seeing, of course, but it still has some pretty gems in the bundle and that is precisely the case with Balllon . Why ? Quite simply because the latter will allow you to send images and documents stored online to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and many others, without needing to download them to your computer.
It's a certainty, Balllon is not intended for all audiences. The extension is primarily aimed at the collector, student or researcher. Audiences who very often have to juggle a lot of different content, in short.
First of all, you will have to install the extension on your Chrome. Go to this address and click on the corresponding button. The operation will only take a handful of seconds. Then you will see a new button appear in the toolbar of your browser.
Install and configure Balllon
You will have to click on it, which will send you back to… the publisher's site. Balllon is not immediately functional and you will therefore have to connect it to your various accounts to be able to use it. This step is not very exciting, but it is essential. Just click on the “Sign in with Google” link located at the top, on the right, then identify yourself using your usual identifiers.
The site will then display a random home page, with a nice image in the middle.
Ignore it and direct your gaze to the menu at the top. Among the various links displayed, you should find a “Cloud Settings”. Click on it.
There, you will find yourself facing a list of all the services supported by Balllon. Either Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Copy and SugarSync. To connect to one of them, you will need to click on its link and follow the steps displayed on the screen. Most often, you will only have to enter your identifiers and give the permissions requested by the tool.
If you are used to juggling web services like this, you shouldn't feel lost.
Interesting point, for each service, you will be able to define a destination folder. How? 'Or' What ? By clicking on the corresponding links.
Then all you have to do is use Balllon. Nothing very complicated here since the extension automatically add buttons to the images of each site. You will be able to send them to the clouds in one click. Or two, it depends. For the documents and for the links, it is a little more complicated since you will have to start by right clicking on the element of your choice, and then looking for the appropriate option in the contextual menu.