Google is busy putting together more and more pieces of rather widespread and increasingly comprehensive set of productivity tools that one day might, just might, make people use all of them and see their interconnectedness (Did I channel my inner Buddhist? Nope. I didn’t think so either).
Among the latest additions are a Chrome extension that helps you save images to your Google Drive account. The other is a way to use the images once they are in Drive.
The new Save to Drive Chrome extension gives you a few new ways to capture content from anywhere on the web and store it neatly in Drive. After you install the extension, you can click on the Drive extension icon to save:
an image of an entire page or an image of the visible page
the HTML source code
a Web archive (.mht)
Or you can right-click on images or links to files and save them directly to Drive.
The next feature allows folks to add to images by inserting comments. If are looking for a full description of all that can be done with images in Google Drive you can check out this help page.
Here is a look at this in action
I know there are a TON of Google haters out there and there are some pretty good reasons for being one. It is pretty difficult, however, to overlook the fact that Google is adding more and more functionality to their disparate parts which all seems to be driving them (get it!?) toward CEO Larry Page’s vision of a more streamlined, and thus theoretically at least, more useful suite of productivity tools for folks to work with.
Yell at me for being a Google apologist if you need to but I kind of like it. You?