Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Check your sharing settings!


We have been made aware by some customers of an issue that can be caused by putting incorrect values in your "Display Name / Security and Sharing" tab.

To check this login to your account and select the "Display Name / Sharing & Security" tab and take a look at your settings.

If you enter an email address in the field named "Give Edit access to the following address" - (See screen shot below). that your Google Drive does not allow such as an email address that is outside your Domain it will cause an error to occur when attempting to place the uploaded file in your Google Drive account.

To ensue this does not effect your account please delete any email address you have in this field and click the "Save Settings" button.

If you have an invalid email address in this field you will receive an email allowing you to download your files but they will NOT be added to your Google Drive and you will not receive any description that was entered by the sender.


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Quick Start how to receive files with GoFileDrop



When logged into gmail with the account you want to use go to:


If using GoFileDrop for Google Apps (installed from the Google Marketplacego to this link

If using GoFileDrop with a regular Gmail account go to this link

This will log you into GoFileDrop... next:


  1. Open the tab called "Display name security and sharing"
  2. Enter the name of the folder where you want files to go in the field called "Copy uploaded files to the following Google Docs Folder, if the folder does not already exist it will be automatically created when file(s) are uploaded." (see screen shot below)
  3. Click save settings
  4. Now click the "Receive Files" tab
  5. Click the button called "Email me a link to my GoFileDrop page" 
  6. Forward this email to the people you would like to upload files to your folder in drive.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Changes to the interface your customers see

We have made some changes to the GoFileDrop interface that your customers see.

It's your software so we want it to reflect your Company or personal profile so we have removed the menu bar on your customer facing upload pages.

GoFileDrop is simply branded with your Company Logo or personal profile picture so it's clear to your customers that this is your software. (this applies to all versions of GoFileDrop)

See the screen shot below:







Monday, 2 September 2013

New Release GoFileDrop for Gmail

New release for Gmail version of GoFileDrop - set your display name and hide email address


We are pleased to announce the next release of GoFileDrop for Gmail

You can now choose the name / text to display to people uploading files to you.

  1. Simply login to GoFileDrop
  2. Click the tab called Display Name / Sharing and Security
  3. Enter your preferred display name in the field (this defaults to your email address)
  4. Save Settings

See the screen shot below


We have also implemented a feature that has been requested by many customers - the ability to hide / mask your email address when both embedding the GoFileDrop uploader and when using the hosted upload tool.

This feature coupled with the one above means your GoFileDrop upload tool can now be completely anonymous should you choose.

To use your new anonymous link simply:

  1. login to GoFileDrop
  2. Click the tab called Recieve Files
  3. Click the button labelled “Email me a link to my GoFileDrop page

To grab the new code to embed the GoFileDrop upload tool on your web site (without showing your email address)

  1. login to GoFileDrop
  2. Click the tab called “HTML Embed code
  3. Copy this code and paste into your web site where you want the uploader to appear

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Introducing Insync


We are always interested in great products that make Google Drive even more powerful - Insync is a good example...



If you are a Google Drive power user, which most GoFileDrop users are we would like to let you know about a product that works very well with GoFileDrop called Insync.

Insync is similar to the installable Google Drive Client, with some great additional functionality.

The most notable improvement over the Google Drive client is the ability to use multiple Google Drive accounts at the same time on the same computer, if you use this in conjunction with GoFileDrop you can have a seamless process for receiving files from your customers directly on your website and have them instantly turn up on your local computer in the folders you specify.

Insync also supports more operating systems than the standard Google Drive client, for a list of the additional functionality available with Insync and to run a free trial click here.

Insync costs $9.99 (one time fee)

Monday, 19 August 2013

GoFileDrop action required by your Google Apps Administrator

We are pleased to announce we have now fixed the issue with the Google API that prevented files being pushed to your Google Drive account from GoFileDrop .

HOWEVER - we need your administrator to carry out a simple authorization step before this will work for your Domain.

Information for your Google Apps Administrator

Please login to your Google Apps control panel for your Domain, then:

Click on Marketplace Apps
Click on GoFileDrop
Click on Grant Data Access
Your Done



This is required because we have had to make a change to the Doclist API requirements on the Google Apps Marketplace to match a change made by Google to the API.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, after you make this change GoFileDrop will function correctly again.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New release - set your display name and hide email address


We are pleased to announce the next release of GoFileDrop for Google Apps. (update for GoFileDrop for Gmail is on the way)

You can now choose the name / text to display to people uploading files to you.

  1. Simply login to GoFileDrop
  2. Click the tab called Display Name / Sharing and Security
  3. Enter your preferred display name in the field (this defaults to your email address)
  4. Save Settings

See the screen shot below


We have also implemented a feature that has been requested by many customers - the ability to hide / mask your email address when both embedding the GoFileDrop uploader and when using the hosted upload tool.

This feature coupled with the one above means your GoFileDrop upload tool can now be completely anonymous should you choose.

To use your new anonymous link simply:

  1. login to GoFileDrop
  2. Click the tab called Recieve Files
  3. Click the button labelled “Email me a link to my GoFileDrop page

To grab the new code to embed the GoFileDrop upload tool on your web site (without showing your email address)

  1. login to GoFileDrop
  2. Click the tab called “HTML Embed code
  3. Copy this code and paste into your web site where you want the uploader to appear