Originated from e-commerce payment sector, one-click solution is becoming pretty much what everyone wants for online experience. Chengdu-based Ballloon is one of the startups that are trying to bring this superior experience to cloud saving industry.

With one left click, Ballloon, a handy Chrome extension, enables users to save images, pics, pdf files or links directly to their Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Box without downloading steps. According to the company’s site, more cloud service options like Copy and SugarSync will be available in the future. To get mobile, Ballloon also connects its service with Yo, allowing users to receive alerts when files arrive.

You can hover the mouse over the images and files until finding clouds icons at the right top corner. After clicking on these icons, the documents will be saved to the designated destinations, which can be edited at the cloud setting page. You can also save links by right clicking the URL when browsing a web page.


Another nice features that differentiates Ballloon from other similar services is it keeps a log of what and where the users have saved at the Departure interface, helping them to trace the cloud saving histories when losing track of previous documents.

Madhouse Tech, the developer of Ballloon, is established by a group of passionate young visionaries in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Since rolling out Ballloon 1.0 version in April this year, the teams has fixed tons of bugs in more than 40 beta versions as of present.

Unlike most of Chinese startups that focused on domestic markets when first starting business, Madhouse Tech targets at overseas market since the very beginning of its establishment, given the service is based on Chrome and lots of the Google’s services are blocked in China.

The company has raised seven-digit yuan in angel round and plans to raise Series A when the users grows tenfold of that for present. Madhouse Tech did not disclose the number of current users in an emailed interview, but it has received a handful of positive feedback on the Google site.

image credit: Ballloon

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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