Few days back i was searching for some plugin which can be used to fetch remote images from the image url , save on my server and set it as a featured image for any post/page. But i didn't find any helpful plugin on codex. What i found was a paid plugin from some other site. So i decided to create a plugin of my own and share with people.
WP Remote Thumbnail is very light weight WordPress plugin which comes with zero configuration one click setup. Using this plugin you can easily set any external image as featured image of any post/page or even custom post types.
This plugin automatically adds a custom metabox to each post type which supports post thumbnail. You just need to copy and paste the url of any image and then paste it into the box and click publish/update.
After publish/updating the post/page you can see that the desired image is successfully set as the featured image.
Submit a review/comment on the plugin so that it will help me keep up the good work and come up with nice WordPress goodies.