Google Drive Uploader – Building a Drag and Drop form for Google Drive

Google Drive makes it easy for you to upload files to your own cloud storage. However, if you want to allow other people to upload files to your Drive without signing in,  creating a Google account, and generally getting a bit frustrated, then you’ll need to look at other options.

As impressive as Google Drive can be, it doesn’t have a fully-featured uploader functionality. It’s primary a cloud storage solution rather than file request software. You can ‘share’ folders, but this limits your options, particularly for people without a Google account.

What about creating a Google Form with upload functionality?

Google Forms doesn’t currently allow anyone without an account to upload files. You can read more here. Until this changes, you’ll need to use third-party software if uploader functionality is important for you.

Create a drag and drop uploader form that natively integrates with Google Drive

With File Request Pro you can create a customised and secure upload form that allows you to collect files and content from anyone. These files and content are then automatically sent to the Google Drive folder of your choice.

You can create a branded upload form using your logo and colours:

Your clients simply need to fill in the form and drag and drop files.

You can have as many file upload fields as you need, and even the basic plan allows files of up to 5GB. There is no limit to the number of clients who fill in your forms, or the number of forms you need to create. Pricing is clear and unambiguous.

Here is an upload form with multiple file upload fields:

How long does it take to create a branded upload form?

Within 15 minutes you can create a branded upload form that is a standalone page or embedded on your website.

First, sign up for a free trial account, no credit card required.

Connect your Google Drive account by selecting ‘Connect Google Drive’.

Customise your upload form.
Set up automated reminder and thank you emails (optional but very helpful).


Customise the file upload form URL so it is memorable or relevant to your brand.

Send the file request (or embed the file upload page on your website).

What happens next?

You receive files and content direct in your Google Drive. You’ll be notified by email.

You can now send the same form to other clients, or use it as a template for creating other upload forms. File Upload Pro allows you to create as many upload forms as you need.

Is File Request Pro secure?

Yes. Our at rest and in transit encryption ensures that messaging, data and file transfers are secured to the latest global standards.

All our user data is encrypted at rest using AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. Our service is built on cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Linode, with robust security mechanisms. For detailed information about our security best practices read our security commitments.

Although Google Drive takes security seriously, using shared folders can lead to security risks. File upload software is a smart way to collect files without opening your Google Drive file system to other people.

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