Google has recently launched a Chrome extension for its under-the-radar Pocket-like service for saving photos, articles, and other online content. The extension is appropriately called “Save to Google,” and lets you easily put some of your favorite web content in the same digital folder as all the other stuff you’ve saved…
With this Chrome extension, all you have to do is click the extension’s button, choose the photo on the page that you want to represent your save, and give the page some tags. After you do that with this page — try it! — you’ll find the save in the list of “My Saves” over at the Save to Google website. If you’ve ever saved any images you’ve stumbled on while searching Google Images, they’ll appear here as well.
Per the extension’s description on the Chrome Web Store:
Easily save interesting webpages to Google with the new Save to Google extension.
One-click save: Click the star to save webpages for later viewing. Easily navigate your saves via an intuitive visual UI.
One spot for webpages and Images: Your saved webpages and saved images from Google Image Search will live together at google.com/save.
Organize your images: Add Tags to organize your saved webpages and images.
For now, the Save to Google web app is pretty bare bones. You have one view of all of your saves, and another that sorts them by tag. What I’m confused about, personally, is why Google didn’t just make this entire service a single feature of its Google Keep app that has much the same purpose. But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
You can grab the extension for free at the Chrome Web Store.