In my everyday work, I often need to download resources like PDF reports, ebooks, case studies or pictures for this blog, for example, and I need to keep these files for future reference.
Naturally, I store these in my pCloud account. One way to do so is download the file on my computer or phone, the upload them to the cloud. This isn’t really an issue as the upload to pCloud is super fast – what takes more time is usually downloading the file itself. And yet, it’s still a hassle as you need to check if the file is uploaded, then find it on your computer and delete it so it doesn’t take extra space on your hard drive… It’s just annoying.
However, there’s an even easier way add files to your pCloud and it’s called Remote Upload. It’s currently available in our web version, my.pcloud.com, and works so easy that even your grandma will be able to figure it out.
How to use the pCloud Remote Upload
Here are the 4 easy steps you need to follow in order to take advantage of this pCloud functionality:
That’s literally it – you don’t need to do anything more. As soon as the file is uploaded, it will be synced across all the versions of pCloud you use – e.g. whatever you added on our web platform will be immediately accessible through pCloud Drive and any of the pCloud mobile apps you use as well.
Now let’s see it in action:
Here’s one important thing, though: You need to paste the link to the actual file in the “Remote Upload” field, and not just the link to the webpage where that file is located.
Let’s say you want to download a picture of a laptop from a website that offers free stock photography. You go to the website and search for “laptop”. Then you find an image that you like and click on it, so you end up on www.website.com/image-of-laptop, where you see the photo and a download button.
If you take this link, you won’t download the picture as this URL leads to the page where that picture is available for download – but not to the actual picture. What you can do is either right-click on the download button and select “Copy link”, or right-click on the actual picture and select “Copy Image Address” (that’s the name of the command in Chrome but it may vary depending on the browser). The link that you’ll get will probably look something like www.website.com/photos/laptop.jpg.
There you have it. This neat little feature can make it even easier to collect, organize, access and share files in pCloud. Go ahead and give it a try – we’re sure you’ll love it.
If you don’t have a pCloud account yet – open one, it’s free and takes just a second!