Save Your Gmail Attachments To Google Drive With This Chrome Extension

Now that we have Google Drive ready (you all got accounts right?) and integrated with Chrome OS, let us go hunt down some Chrome Extensions for Google Drive. They are slowly coming out and we should see some soon. So, stay tuned for more interesting Chrome Extension for Google Drive!

The “Save Gmail Attachments to Drive” extension was originally a Save to Google Drive extension that got updated for Google Drive. As the name suggests, it lets you save attachments from Gmail to Google Drive, with a single click.

After you install this extension, every email attachment you get on Gmail will have a “Save To Drive” link with it. Click this to save the attachment to your Google Drive account.

This is an actively maintained/developed extension from the looks of it. The Developer is listening to user feedback and making improvements gradually.

Get the extension from here.

Is there any Chrome Extension for Google Drive that you would like to see? Any ideas for developers to work on?

In Category: Apps & Extensions


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Josh Sullivan 01/05/2012, 2:04 am

    Thanks for the shout out, DINU!

    I am the developer for this extension and like you said, I am always looking for ways to improve it. I’d love to hear whatever anybodies’ thoughts!

    Thanks again,

    • IIsi 50MHz 10/10/2013, 9:48 am

      Josh, I noticed today that your extension now simply opens a Google Drive page that has a 404 error message. I dutifully checked the Chrome store for updates and discovered that your extension ID no longer links to a valid document. )-:

      I also discovered that there are now both an app (with the same name as your extension) and another extension with a different name but identical pictures and description to the app. Both the new app and new extension link to a paid service masquerading as free (75 file synced per month, with default rules set to sync /lots/ of files…thus easily triggering the prompt to pay for more access).

      Sad to see your extension replaced by these other two. I still have a cached copy of your version 1.4.0 installed, but obviously no longer functioning. I’ll leave it disabled and maybe some year poke around the code to see if I can fix it.

      • Sonnenblume 19/10/2013, 3:55 pm

        Is this going to be fixed? I loved this extension but I always get the 404 error.

  • Stephen 02/05/2012, 1:17 am

    Hi Josh,
    Really great extention but I would really, really like to see my drive folders to save the attachments into rather than force to root directory.

    Is this possible?

    Many thanks


    • Dinu 02/05/2012, 10:50 am

      That sounds like a nice idea!!

  • Silvio 02/05/2012, 8:01 pm

    Hi Josh
    In my tests I could only send files compatible with Google Docs to Google Drive, it didn’t work for example with a .wmv video.
    I don’t know if it’s possible to also filter messages and send all files attached to them at once to Google Drive. It would save the time to open one by one to do it.

    Best Regards.