Cloud Downloading is back with Puffin Browser

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Cloud downloading is one feature I love so much. It is a service that lets you download files to a cloud storage account. UC Browser once had the feature – UDisk – see the review here. Sadly, they plan to shut it down soonest. I was glad to discover a similar feature in Puffin browser.

Puffin Browser - cloud

Thanks to a comment from Adithya, I tried out Puffin browser and discovered it has similar (even better) cloud downloading compared to what UDisk offered. While on Puffin browser, click on a file to download it. Three options will show up – see screenshot below.

Puffin Browser

Device: Choose this if you want to download directly to your device’s internal storage or SD card.

Dropbox: Choose this if you want to download the file to your Dropbox account. Initially, you will be required to sign in.
Google Drive: Choose this if you want to download the file to your Google Drive account. Signing in is essential the first time.

For free users, Dropbox offers 3 GB space, Google Drive offers 15 GB, so there’s lots of space to temporarily store files before downloading them.


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  1. Thanks for the tip. They are doing Olympic bonanza so I went for the Pro version for 99 cents. The browser is kinda slow is scrolling though. Maybe I’ll tweak the setting later.

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