Google Forms is a great product. It’s free, easy to use and popular. However, uploading files requires you to use specific settings. Here are the 6 steps you need to take to successfully upload files using Google Forms.
If you frequently need your customers to upload a file on your WordPress site, you’ll likely want to place them on a cloud storage provider like Google Drive.
By sending your file uploads to a cloud storage provider such as Google Drive or OneDrive, you will not only have a backup if a disaster, but you will save a lot of time downloading and organizing files.
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When you need to receive large files from customers, of hundreds of megabytes, using email is not a good option. If your clients email large files they will run into a maximum email size limit. You’ll also struggle with organising files that are tangled up in email threads.
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.
Google Drive is a fantastic, popular tool that lets you collaborate with other Google users using shared folders. However, when you want to allow anyone to upload files to your Google Drive you start running into problems. Users need a Google account to upload to your Google Drive or even to send you a file using Google Forms.
This is why we built File Request Pro. You can continue to use Google Drive for safely storing files and File Request Pro to professionally collect and automate file collection from anyone.
Squarespace includes a web forms tool called ‘Form Blocks.’ This built-in tool lets you create forms within your admin panel. It doesn’t currently offer you the ability to upload files from customers via a form.
The good news is that Microsoft rolled out a new ‘request file’ feature in December 2019. So although you still can’t request files from people outside your organisation using Microsoft Forms, you can using OneDrive.
In this article we’ll look at how you can get other people to upload files to your OneDrive account. We’ll also look at the limitations of this new feature, including security considerations, and alternatives.