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Lucas Bustamante
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Organize Downloads by Date in Google Chrome

A good developer strives for organization.

It always bothered me that my Downloads folder was a mess. It's that huge folder full of random files.

I've just formatted by PC, and wanted a way to better organize my Downloads folder. That's why I created an Chrome extension to do it for me. It's called "Organize Downloads by Date". It simply put files in the current year and month it was downloaded. Example:

Before: Downloads/example.zip
After: Downloads/2018/10/example.zip

This gives a minimum organization to the Downloads folder, which can be handy to keep it clean in time.

The extension can be downloaded here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/organize-downloads-by-dat/ipjljbilkibpncgnagphiamkkdilbbki

It is also available on Github:

Organize Downloads by Date - Chrome Extension

This is a very simple extension, it automatically organizes your downloads by date, like so:

Before: Downloads/example.file

After: Downloads/2018/10/example.file

Installation

  1. This extension is available on Chrome Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/organize-downloads-by-dat/ipjljbilkibpncgnagphiamkkdilbbki/related
  2. Recommended: Click the extension icon -> "Hide in Chrome menu" (it works in the background, no need for the icon)

Manual Installation

Doing a manual installation can be useful if you want to modify anything in the extension.

  1. Download the extension
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice
  3. Open Chrome -> Extensions -> Enable Developer Mode
  4. Click on "Load unpacked" and point to the folder of step 2
  5. That's it!



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