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How to directly save files to cloud from your browser

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Browsing the internet is one of those activities that we do on a near daily basis.

More often than not, we have to save one or more files  to our PCs for accessing later. And if you need to have access to those saved files anytime and anywhere, you can either carry them on a USB flash drive or upload them to cloud storage services. But first saving files from the internet and then uploading them to cloud storage services, can be quite a hassle.

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Not a problem, as Balloon is here to the rescue. It’s a useful Google Chrome Extension that lets you directly save web files to almost all popular cloud storage services.

Here’s how to get started with it:

Directly saving web files to cloud storage services with Balloon

Step 1: Install Balloon from the Chrome Web Store, and use your Google account to sign-in to the service.

 Step 2: After this, you also need to connect Balloon with the cloud storage services that you directly want to save files to. This can be done by going to the Cloud Settings section on your Balloon account homepage. Some of the popular cloud storage services supported are Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive.
Step 3: You’re all set. Now whenever you view an online file that can be saved to Balloon (e.g. image, PDF document), you’ll see the icons of supported cloud storage services on the top right corner of the file. Simply click on the icon of the desired cloud storage service, and Balloon will automatically save the file to it. The process takes place in the background, so you don’t have to track the upload progress either.
Balloon free account gives you 2 GB monthly data traffic. The paid plans start at $9.9/month, and offer features like increased data traffic and the ability to upload videos and zipped files.

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