Google Drive has changed the way many of us work. It has made collaborating with colleagues, clients, partners, friends, and family easier than ever before. It has also made sharing files easier than ever before. But there are times that you need to receive a file from someone without a Google account. And there are times when you want to allow someone to upload a file to your Google Drive without having to login. Have you been searching for a way to allow anyone to upload to your Google Drive without signing in or requiring a Gmail or Google account?
Unfortunately, using the tools provided by Google, there is no way for someone to upload files to your Google Drive without first signing in with a Gmail account. Google Forms allows you to have File Upload forms, but users must sign in first, and there are some other limitations. If these are OK for you, you might try using Google Forms. If you want to allow anyone to upload files to Google Drive without signing in or having a Gmail account, you might consider EZ File Drop.
With EZ File Drop, anyone can upload files to your Google Drive without the need to create an account, sign in, or even download an app or stress about file sharing permissions.
When they upload files to your Google Drive, files go directly to a folder location that you choose ahead of time and are automatically organized using as much or as little information as you choose to collect from the user.
Creating a new upload form in EZ File Drop is a quick and easy process.
After you create your EZ File Drop account, you need to connect your EZ File Drop account to your Google Drive account. This is a simple process done from the “Cloud Settings” menu in EZ File Drop. You can learn How to Connect EZ File Drop to Google Drive by following the steps in this article in the EZ File Drop Knowledge Base.
After you have EZ File Drop connected to your Google Drive account, click on the “Upload Forms” button in the main menu, then click the “Create New Form” button. This will launch the Upload Form editor.
You can see that the EZ File Drop Upload Form editor is intuitive and easy to navigate. Give your Upload Form a name, choose whether you want to share the Upload Form with other users on your team, upload your own logo if you want, and create a custom page header and welcome message.
Scrolling down in the Upload Form editor, you will find options to easily configure:
Form Fields allow you to collect information from the person uploading files to your Google Drive. Examples include information like their name, email address, and phone number, and use case specific information like account number, file number, case number, project number, account manager, etc. Any of these form fields can be used to automatically create subfolders in Google Drive where their files are uploaded to. This is a powerful feature that makes EZ File Drop the best way to allow anyone to upload large files to your Google Drive without logging in or signing in with an account.
After you are done creating your Upload Form, click the button to “Save and Publish” your form. After it’s published, the Upload Form is now ready to use and anyone you share it with can easily upload files directly to your Google Drive without signing in or having an account.
There are several ways for people to access your Upload Form:
Every EZ File Drop upload form has its own native URL, or website address that can be accessed directly by anyone you share it with. Every team gets their own unique URLs for Upload Form pages so you don’t have to compromise on naming pages. This means if another user or team has a form named “Client Upload” you don’t have to have “Client Upload 2”. This is a unique feature to EZ File Drop that other similar services don’t offer.
Once you create your upload form, you can invite someone to upload files to your Google Drive by sharing this unique page URL.
If you want to embed the EZ File Drop Upload Form into your own website, it’s as easy as copying the Embed Code and pasting it into your website. There are even simple toggles that let you show or hide the logo, show or hide the header, and show or hide the page text. These simple settings make it easy to seamlessly embed your Upload Form on any website, including Wordpress, Webflow, Wix, Squarespace, and more! No coding or programming necessary. Just copy and paste the embed code.
By using EZ File Drop, anyone can securely upload files directly to your Google Drive without having access to the folder and without having to create an account.