Improved copy and paste using the Web Clipboard extension

The Web Clipboard extension for Google Docs is now available in the Chrome extension gallery. It allows you to copy and paste text and images from the web into the cloud using the Google Docs clipboard. This means that all the web content that you copy and paste is stored in your online clipboard so you can access it quickly and easily across multiple browser windows. You can even copy multiple items at a time.


Here are some examples of things you can do:
  • Access items you previously copied on the Web Clipboard Extension while using Google Chrome. If you have Chrome synced with your Google Account, you can even access these items from different computers
  • Copy any HTML content from a simple HTML page
  • Paste raw text extracted from an HTML page to any form text box
  • Copy HTML and paste it into Google Docs or vice versa
Try it out and let us know what you think by adding a comment on the extension’s page.

Chrome extensions for Google Docs

Six months ago, we launched the Chrome extension, Google Docs PDF/Powerpoint Viewer, that allows you to preview PDFs and Powerpoint presentations in your Google Chrome browser without having to download them.

With more than 400,000 users, the Google Docs PDF/Powerpoint Viewer extension has become one of the most popular extensions in the Chrome Extensions gallery. Since the launch, we have continued adding features such as support for previewing Microsoft Word documents and made the extension available in all 48 languages that Google Docs supports.

As we continue to add more features to our extension, we are also excited to see developers create extensions that add more functionality for Google Docs.

For example, you can use Snippy to grab and save snippets of web pages and upload them to Google Docs. Another great extension is Table Capture that lets you easily copy and paste HTML tables into Google spreadsheets.

There are also extensions that help you get to Google Docs faster. The New Spreadsheet and New Doc extensions add a button next to the address bar for quick spreadsheet and document creation.

You can find more extensions in the gallery. There are more than 5,000 extensions waiting to be discovered by you.

Google Docs viewer Chrome extension

The Google Chrome team launched beta support for extensions on Tuesday. We didn't want to miss the extension party, so we created a Google Docs extension. The Google Docs PDF/Powerpoint Viewer makes it easy to preview PDFs, Powerpoint presentations, and other documents you find across the web in the Google Docs viewer, instead of downloading them.

Let us know how you like the extension and what you like to see us add by posting a review on our extension's page.

Note that extensions are currently available only for the beta channel of Google Chrome for Windows and Linux.

Happy viewing!