gLinks

Launch your stored links in Google Drive.

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About

With this extension installed on your Google Drive, you can open *.url, *.webloc and *.glink files directly from your Google Drive directory.

gLinks is not affiliated with Google. It is made by rafaMontoya in his spare time.

At the moment gLinks is free to use because it costs nothing to run.

Logo thanks to Visualpharm.

Technology

The core of gLinks is hosted by Google App Engine. It is based on the Java version of DrEdit, which is an example Google Drive app provided along with the SDK. CSS is provided by Bootstrap and inspired by DM (creator of DriveNotepad). JavaScript uses jQuery.

File Types

gLinks is registered to open files with one of the following file extensions:

.url .webloc .glink
and/or with one of the following mime-types:
text/url
If you want to open another type of file you can request it here.

Recent Changes

Mar-2013. gLinks app is available free for everyone.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions are listed below.

It is not enough to uninstall the Chrome Webstore app, you need to remove gLinks from your Google Drive account - see Google's instructions here.
Hopefully it is pretty secure. Certainly it was developed with proper security in mind. Note however that it has not been vetted by any security experts.
Thanks to the nice functionality exposed by AppEngine, it always uses a secure connection (SSL) to communicate between client and server. To communicate between server and Google Drive it uses OAuth2. On opening a gLinks page, the app issues the user's browser with two independently signed copies of their google id: one in a secure httponly cookie and the other in a form accessible to javascript, so that it can be passed as a header in ajax requests. In Chrome a SharedWorker is used to pass the javascript signature between tabs. See this diagram which explains how some of it works in some detail (diagram is now out of date since the situation is slightly more complicated still)'.
If you are logged in to your Google account you will have access to gLinks. Logging out of your Google account will log you out of gLinks in so far as you will not be able to open new pages with gLinks. However, to fully log out you must close any remaining gLinks tabs in your browser (otherwise these pages will remain logged in). If you want to prevent gLinks from ever being able to access your files again then see here.
Rafa Montoya is not really a web-person. In his day job he tries hard to look like an engineer. But that is hard and making web apps is fun.
gLinks exists because for several weeks Rafa Montoya kept checking the Web Store and was continually surprised to see that no one else had made a links launcher for Google Drive.

To-Do's

If you want to report a bug or request a feature, please do so using gLinks's Chrome Web Store feedback page.


multifolder

Use your folders as tags

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About

Tags don't work anymore in Google Drive. With this app you can assign more than one containing parent folder for each one of your files and folders.

multifolder is not affiliated with Google. It is made by rafaMontoya in his spare time.

At the moment multifolder is free to use because it costs nothing to run.

Technology

Same as glinks (see above).

File Types

multifolder is registered to open files with one of the following file extensions:

anyone
and/or with one of the following mime-types:
anyone
If you want to open another type of file you can request it here.

Recent Changes

Jul-2013. multifolder app is available free for everyone.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions are listed below.

It is not enough to uninstall the Chrome Webstore app, you need to remove multifolder from your Google Drive account - see Google's instructions here.
Hopefully it is pretty secure. Certainly it was developed with proper security in mind. Note however that it has not been vetted by any security experts.
Thanks to the nice functionality exposed by AppEngine, it always uses a secure connection (SSL) to communicate between client and server. To communicate between server and Google Drive it uses OAuth2. On opening a gLinks page, the app issues the user's browser with two independently signed copies of their google id: one in a secure httponly cookie and the other in a form accessible to javascript, so that it can be passed as a header in ajax requests. In Chrome a SharedWorker is used to pass the javascript signature between tabs. See this diagram which explains how some of it works in some detail (diagram is now out of date since the situation is slightly more complicated still)'.
If you are logged in to your Google account you will have access to multifolder. Logging out of your Google account will log you out of multifolder in so far as you will not be able to open new pages with multifolder. However, to fully log out you must close any remaining multifolder tabs in your browser (otherwise these pages will remain logged in). If you want to prevent multifolder from ever being able to access your files again then see here.
Rafa Montoya is not really a web-person. In his day job he tries hard to look like an engineer. But that is hard and making web apps is fun.
multifolder exists because for several weeks Rafa Montoya kept checking the Web Store and was continually surprised to see that no one else had recovered this functionality for Google Drive.

To-Do's

If you want to report a bug or request a feature, please do so using multifolder's Chrome Web Store feedback page.