Would you like to make a custom branded upload portal for people to upload files directly to your Google Drive? EZ File Drop allows you to do just that: create an upload form, customize the branding and styling, create custom form fields to collect whatever information you want along with the files being uploaded, and then let anyone upload files directly to your Google Drive - without having to sign in or create a Gmail account.
You can share a custom URL for your upload portal or embed it directly on your website, including Wordpress, Webflow, Wix, Squarespace, and more! No coding or programming necessary. Just copy and paste the embed code.
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.
The EZ File Drop Upload Form editor is intuitive and easy to navigate. This is where you will setup your branded upload portal for Google Drive.
Start by giving your Upload Form a name and choose whether you want to share the Upload Form with other users on your team.
Next, upload your own logo and create a custom page header and welcome message. This logo will be used on the upload portal AND in email notifications that are sent to the uploader, the form owner, and anyone else that you choose to receive upload notifications. If you are going to embed the upload form on your own website later and don’t want a logo directly above the upload form, you should still upload a logo here because it will be used in emails. You will have the option to hide the logo for the embed code later.
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 choice to create a branded upload portal for Google Drive.
Next, it’s time to customize the style of your custom upload portal. This is where you can make the upload form match the look and feel of your own brand.
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.
After you are done customizing the style of 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 branded upload portal for Google Drive without signing in or having an account.
There are two ways to share your Google Drive upload portal:
You can share your custom URL that loads your branded upload portal as a clean and easy to use, standalone web page. You don’t have to configure or host anything!
The second way to share your branded upload portal for Google Drive is to embed the form on 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, it’s easy to make a branded upload portal for Google Drive that can be used as a standalone webpage or embedded on your own website.
Written by Matt Townley