File Request Pro is part form builder, part automation tool and part file upload software. Although it has plenty of granular functionality, it is quick to set up and use. As such, it can be categorised as ‘lightweight’ software. It seeks to work with your existing tools rather than to replace them.
Here are the best alternatives to File Request Pro for the following use cases.
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File Request Pro is lightweight data collection software that you can use to collect videos, images, GPS co-ordinates and spreadsheets. It is particularly useful for securely collecting and organising client data, without them needing to log in or use a specific device.
File Request Pro natively integrates with popular cloud drive platforms, so you can automate file collection and reduce errors caused by manual file wrangling.
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You can’t upload files to Microsoft Forms from people outside the organisation. There’s no sign at the moment of this feature being added to the development pipeline. Microsoft Forms also offers quite a basic form building experience.
So what are your alternatives to using Microsoft Forms? Preferably options that send files and content direct to OneDrive or SharePoint?
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Google Drive is a great platform for storing, sharing and synching files across your devices. It doesn’t have a specific file request feature though. So how does Google Drive work for requesting files?
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Are you fed up with chasing clients for content? Or projects getting delayed because of missing or incorrect files? Document collection software could be the solution you need.
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If you regularly receive large files from clients then you’ll need a way to collect and organise them that is both professional and easy to use. File transfer programmes are quick but leave you with hours of work downloading and organising files. Cloud storage software is strong on organisation, but clients often have to have accounts and you can’t white label the client experience. File Request Pro does it all.
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Dropbox File Requests provide you with a simple way to collect files from anyone you email or send a link. They don’t need to have a Dropbox account. However, there is a file limit, you can’t collect emails, and Dropbox brand file requests.
Here are some commonly asked questions about Dropbox File Requests, with answers.
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Dropbox’s File request feature lets you collect files from anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. However, this ‘add on’ feature can be too basic for business users. File Request Pro provides a professional alternative for content and document collection that integrates with Dropbox.
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Dropbox is primarily a cloud storage service that lets you save files online and sync them to your devices. You can create various documents inside Dropbox, including documents and spreadsheets, but you can’t create a form.
To create a form that synchs with Dropbox you’ll need to use a form builder, upload page software with Dropbox integration, or use an automation tool like Zapier.
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GoDaddy doesn’t have a file upload field that you can add to forms. It mainly supports email marketing collection forms, so for any other type of form you’ll need to use a plugin or software that integrates with GoDaddy websites.
File Request Pro is a file upload tool that integrates with GoDaddy and provides secure and customisable forms with upload functionality.
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