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9 Chrome extensions to improve Google Drive

9 Chrome extensions to improve Google Drive

With these extensions for Chrome, you can work faster and smarter with productivity applications from Google Drive and Google, Docs, Sheets and Slides. […]

If you regularly use Google Drive with Chrome or Chrome OS, add the following extensions (c) to

Google Drive It’s a powerful business tool, especially for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. But many Chrome browserExtensions Additional file management features and other tricks can be added to Google’s cloud storage and office applications.

If you Google Drive To be continued Chrome Or Chrome OS You should consider using the following Extensions To be more efficient and productive to work with Drive and Google’s productivity applications.

1. Awesome Drive for Google Drive

If you use Microsoft Office, you have your office documents Google Drive Save Awesome drive Necessary. Coming soon Extension In Chrome Once installed, you can open the Office document from Google Drive, which will be loaded into the Microsoft Office application (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) installed on your computer.

After editing and saving the document in the office, the new version of the document is logged in again Google Drive Saved. AwesomeDrive protects you from manually downloading and re-uploading your office documents in Microsoft Office.

2. Checker Plus for Google Drive / 3. Run anywhere

With Checker Plus Can You Do? Google Drive Access and manage your files without having to change your Google Drive home screen Chrome-The top should open. Clicking on the Checker Plus icon in the Chrome Toolbar opens a panel that displays your files in your Google Drive. Here you can browse or search for files, as well as delete or rename them.

Checker Plus allows you to open and manage files stored in Google Drive without having to start the drive in IDG in the new browser tab (C)

If you click on a file name, the document will open in the corresponding Google Office application in the New Browser tab. You can copy web links to share files, star items for easy tracking and place files from your computer Google Drive Upload.

Additionally, Checker Plus can notify you when you have a file Google Drive Changed (e.g. the document you shared with someone to edit). These alerts are sent as notifications, located in the lower right corner of your computer desktop and via the Checker Plus icon ChromeThe toolbar will be displayed.

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Run anywhere Similar to Checker Plus, but with fewer features to manage your files. So why should you use it? Driver anywhere allows you to download your files from the Checker Plus non-toolbar control panel.

4. Omni Drive

Checker Plus and Drive provide a quick way to transfer files anywhere Google Drive Without first opening the drive home screen Omni Drive It’s even faster by providing the ability to convert your drive files directly ChromeSearch the address bar (“Omnibox” in Google Texts).

Enter the word drive in the address bar, followed by a space. As soon as you enter space, “Omni Drive” will appear at the beginning of the address bar. Now enter the file name or a word or phrase of the document you are in Google Drive Find and press Enter. Your Google Drive page will open in a browser window and display search results.

A word of warning: this Extension Not updated for many years, but it is still running and its code is publicly available as an open source.

5. Create Google Docs Quick

With this Extension You can get new ones quickly Google DriveCreate a document, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing or form. Click on it Create Google Docs QuicklyIcon on ChromeA window with toolbar and icon links will open. Click one to launch the corresponding Google Drive Office application (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) in the new browser tab.

With the Google Docs Quick Create extension, you can create a new document, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing or form at any time with a two-click (c) IDG.

6. Open with Google Drive Viewer

These are Extension It is useful to view documents and other files on the web without first downloading them. Right-click on the document’s web link and in the window that opens, select the option Open with Google Drive Viewer If you choose, the extended ones will load the attached document into the corresponding Google Office application. (You may need to reload the browser tab to view the document, especially if it is an .ppt file).

Supported files include Microsoft Office formats (.doc / .docx, .ppt / .pptx, .xls / .xlsx) as well as .txt and .zip files, PDFs, and more.

7. Office editing for docs, sheets and slides

GoogleExtensionOffice editing for docs, sheets and slides“Even if you work a lot with Microsoft Office documents, Google applications can be useful if you want to use Docs, Sheets and Slides.

If you drag and drop a Word, Excel or PowerPoint file stored on your computer a Chrome– If you drag a browser window, it will automatically load in the corresponding Google Office app, allowing you to view and edit it. – An .doc / .docx file will be in Google Docs. .

Drag and drop office-designed files into Chrome, which (c) will open in Docs, Sheets, or Slides to edit IDG.

You can also open the Microsoft Office document in the corresponding Google Office application by clicking here Chrome Press Ctrl-O to select the document on your computer.

Docs, Sheets and Slides have been able to edit office-designed files on their own for some years now, but only if you modify them first Google Drive Upload. With this Extension You can download an office designed file directly Chrome Open from

Note: In Chrome OS Here it is Extension Installed by default.

8. Save emails to Google Drive

The Extension Save emails in Google Drive Van CloudHQ Your Gmail and Google DriveAccounts together. It converts the email in your Gmail account into PDF format and stores it in your Google Drive. If you have a business or legal correspondence, it should be archived as a PDF for easy printing or sharing.

To do this, open an email message in Gmail. Click the “Save” button in the toolbar above your email and select “Save to Google Drive” from the drop-down window. A window will appear showing your folders Google Drive Are listed; Select the folder where you want to save the PDF of the message with all the file links.

These are Extension Also works from the home screen of your Gmail user account. Select one or more emails here and click the “Download as PDF” icon in the toolbar above the subject lines of the emails. In the drop-down window, you can save all your selected emails as separate PDFs, attach them to a single PDF, or save attachments to these emails. The PDFs and all the links created in these emails will be stored in the folder you want Google Drive Saved.

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CloudHQ uses its own server to do this trick. (See Security– and Privacy Policy Company.) You can convert and save up to 50 Gmail messages per month for free. To convert and store unlimited emails, you must have one Premium-plan For 15 euros per month.

9. Save to Google Drive

Here is another useful one ChromeExtension From Google Drive Developers. With “Save to Google Drive“You can use the items you see when browsing the web: B. Documents, images and media, directly Google Drive Without downloading them first. If you z. For example, if you want to save an image you see in a browser window, right-click on it and click Save Image in Google Drive in the window that opens.

With “Save to Google Drive” you can save documents, images, media and websites to your Google Drive with IDG in a few clicks (c).

Save to Google Drive Adds its logo as well Chrome-Add the threadbar; When clicked, it takes a screenshot of the webpage in the currently active browser tab and uploads this image to your Google Drive. It can be set to do this in one of five ways: edit the docs as a screenshot of the entire layout of the page, a screenshot of the page section as seen in the browser window, the HTML source file of the page, the MHT web archive file, or a document you can download on Google

This article was originally published in January 2018 and updated in May 2021.

* Reports for various technical publications by Howard Wen. His website can be found at