Extension Watch: Instant File Sharing with drag2up for Chrome and Chromium

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jun 06, 2011 GMT
Dmitri Popov

It's not immediately apparent how exactly the drag2up extension works and what it actually does: once installed, it doesn't add any new buttons or menu entires. But the extension doesn't need to expose itself, because it does its job in the background. And its job is a pretty simple one: when you drag a document, a file, or an image from your desktop onto a form field on a web page, the extension automatically uploads the item to one of the supported services.

Not sure how this can be useful? Say you want to share a photo using the Identi.ca microblogging service. Simply drag the photo you want onto the status update field on Identi'ca's main page, and drag2up will automatically upload the photo to the photo sharing service of your choice and insert a shortened link to it into the status field. No muss, no fuss. In a similar manner you can share virtually anything. The drag2up extension supports a wide range of sharing services, including the usual suspects like Flickr, Picasa, Min.us, Posterous, Dropbox, and many others. In addition to that, drag2up can play nice with many popular URL shortening services, so you can pick the one you like.

Comments

  • Nice add, but...

    Anything like that for Firefox?
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