Ballloon: A New Service That Lets You Save Files Directly To The Cloud

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Practically everyone is using some sort of online storage now, Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive, and Apple’s new iCloud Drive launching soon all give you an online repository to keep your files in.

But adding things to them can be cumbersome, typically you need to login and upload your files, or go to the trouble of installing desktop sync software, and then save your files to that ‘area’ and have them automatically synced up. What if you *only* want them in the cloud? You need to remember to go back and delete the local version on your PC too.

Ballloon is a new service that looks to simplify this process, allowing you to take a webpage, URL, or even file you find online, and simply send it directly to your cloud drive.

Installed as a Chrome extension, Ballloon lets you “collect images, pics, pdf files or links directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive” without the need to first save them down to your local machine. This is a far more efficient solution, and if, like me, you use part of your online storage to collect thoughts and notes to go over later this is a brilliant idea.

Ballloon A New Service That Lets You Save Files Directly To The Cloud

It’s very light and easy to use, has a great interface, and includes a little notification confirming each cloud file has landed safely at its destination. Its definitely something I’ll be using on a regular basis.

Ballloon currently supports both Dropbox and Google Drive, with support for OneDrive and Box.net coming soon, and it’s completely free to use!

>> Install the Ballloon Chrome extension

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk