It is an option of a Chrome extension called “Save to Google Drive”. You would find it useful when you want to save a link - your natural instinct is to save the link to the hard drive or some permanent storage, but this option gives you that orderliness where you can save link directly to Google Drive.
How to Save a Link in Google Drive?
Step 1: Add Save to Google Drive extension from Chrome Web Store.
Step 2: Authorize the extension access to your Google Drive.
Step 3: Right click “Save Link to Google Drive” selection when you want to save the address link while surfing the Internet.
Once you have installed the Chrome extension, you can just right-click the link you want to save and from the context-menu, choose the “Save Link to Google Drive” option. It’s convenient to save URL to Google Drive with “ Save to Google Drive”, however, it’s not an option of directly uploading any stuff to Google Drive because it’s only for the pages. Luckily, there is a free-based app MultCloud can be a good alternative of Save to Google Drive.
An Alternative to Save Link to Google Drive---MultCloud
To add links to Google Drive, you can use MultCloud "Cloud Explorer" feature. Moreover, except for uploading link to Google Drive, you can use MultCloud to upload files to Google Drive from website. This method is quick and handy because you can save the file from its URL directly without downloading it first. Now, the part below will show you how to add links to Google Drive with MultCloud step by step.
Step 1. Sign Up
Create a free account or “Experience without signing up”.
Step 2. Add Google Drive
In next Window, click “Add Clouds” to add your Google Drive and click “Next” to continue.
Then authorize your Google Drive account by clicking the “Add Google Drive Account” button. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to.
Step 3. Upload URL
After you add Google Drive account, you can choose “Google Drive” on the left drive list. Click “Upload” and click on “Upload URL” button in the pop-out window.
Step 4. Add URL
In next window, click “Add URL” to add the link you want to save and name it. Then click “OK”.
Note: The extension name of the file should be the same as the original one, or the file will fail to be opened correctly.
The upload process can be finished within a second, and then you can continue to add link to Google Drive.
More about MultCloud
Actually, MultCloud is more than an alternative to save link to Google Drive. Most importantly, it is a professional multiple cloud manager that supports more than 30 cloud drives. It has three main functions: “Cloud Explorer”, “Cloud Transfer” and “Cloud Sync”. Let’s explore these functions in the part below.
“Cloud Explorer”: Besides uploading files from URL mentioned above, this feature also allows you to manage your cloud drives, perform file sharing, encrypt files, copy files to multiple folders, etc. So you can easily manage multiple OneDrive accounts, encrypt files when uploading to Google Drive or realize secure file sharing if necessary.
“Cloud Transfer”: With this function, you can integrate multiple cloud drives on one platform so as to easily manage files among them without switching apps. For example. you can migrate Flickr to Google Photos, migrate OneDrive to Dropbox, etc.
“Cloud Sync”: This feature can help you sync or backup from one cloud to another without shifting, in this way, you can effortlessly sync between clouds. If you want to sync multiple Google Drive accounts or backup Dropbox to Google Drive, “Cloud Sync” feature can help you realize these goals in simple steps.