How is EZ File Drop Different from Using Google Drive Alone?

EZ File Drop works with Google Drive and does not replace it. EZ File Drop provides a clean, simple, and easy to use interface for people to upload files directly to Google Drive without ever having to actually login to Google Drive, juggle file sharing permissions, or worry about how much space they have.


For the file recipient (that’s probably you), EZ File Drop adds a powerful layer of management and organization to the file collection process that Google Drive doesn’t have, while still letting you take advantage of Google Drive for storage space.


So, how is EZ File Drop different from just asking someone to share files with you via Google Drive?

EZ File Drip is simple for the uploader.

The upload portal is intuitive and easy to use. This means that your users will have a great experience uploading files. When customers or other users have a positive experience uploading files for you, it helps translate to a positive experience in other parts of the business.


And because EZ File Drop makes it so simple for people to upload files, it saves you time providing tech support for them. You won’t have to spend time on the phone explaining file permissions, how to email links, or ask them to “try again.”


The uploader doesn’t need a Google Drive account.

With EZ File Drop, people can upload files to your Google Drive even if they don’t have a Gmail or Google account. And even if they do, they don’t have to worry about any file permissions, which can be confusing for many people.


Another great advantage of EZ File Drop is that you can collect files from large groups of people without having to worry about people seeing the files that other people uploaded. Unlike a common “Shared Folder” in Google Drive where everyone can see files, and in some cases, accidentally delete them, EZ File Drop is completely private.


EZ File Drop allows you to customize the branding and style of the upload form for Google Drive. 

When you want a branded upload portal for Google Drive, EZ File Drop gives you a powerful (and easy to use) set of tools to customize the look and feel of your upload form.


The EZ File Drop Style editor has options to edit nearly every part of your branded upload portal for Google Drive. Click the “Form element” dropdown menu to toggle between all of the different parts of the upload form and change as many or as few settings as you would like. 


EZ File Drop sends email notifications when someone uploads files to your Google Drive.

The last big difference between EZ File Drop and using Google Drive alone is notifications. EZ File Drop has powerful and highly customizable email notifications.


EZ File Drop lets you send customized email notifications for as many people as you want to be notified when files are uploaded, along with the uploader to receive a branded, customized “upload receipt.”


There are three unique notification recipient groups: the Uploader, Team, and Third Party. You can use our default email notifications or paste custom HTML. If you choose to use your own HTML, we make it easy to integrate variables like upload file quantity, form field data, file URLs, and more.



For some people, Google Drive is perfect the way it is and lets people upload files to you exactly the way you want. For many people, they want a way for people to upload files to their Google Drive without signing in or having an account, they want a branded upload portal for Google Drive, or they want email notifications sent when someone uploads files to Google Drive.


Try EZ File Drop for free today and see why EZ File Drop is the easiest way for anyone to upload files to your Google Drive without an account.

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