Wednesday, 1 October 2014

GoFileDrop v2 for Gmail is here


We are delighted to announce the release of GoFileDrop V2 for Gmail

GoFileDropV2 is now available to be installed via this link. 

This release is a landmark event in the evolution of GoFileDrop, the Application now integrates with Google Drive using the latest API and utilises OAUTH2.

Below are some of the highlights of this new release:

  • The ability to capture data such as email, name and a message from the person uploading file(s) (see example screen shot below)





  • Add the upload tool to a Facebook page you administrate in three clicks - (see example screen shots below)




  • Improved folder integration, files no longer appear in the root folder following upload
  • Any data captured from the uploader such as Message etc now appears in the Details area of the Google Drive file, this ensures this data "lives with the Google Drive file" and is always available to reference right within Google Drive. Note that this data is also emailed to you at the time when files are uploaded. (see screen shot below)

We recommend that existing GoFileDrop for Gmail users install GoFileDropV2 and begin using the new Application. 

Please note that the URL used to access the Application will change after you install the new version.

If you need any assistance in upgrading please contact sales@slrsoft.com

Kind Regards,
The SLR Software Team.

Monday, 29 September 2014

GoFileDrop v2 is here

We are delighted to announce the release of GoFileDrop V2

GoFileDropV2 is now available to be installed via the Google Apps Marketplace at this link 

This release is a landmark event in the evolution of GoFileDrop, the Application now integrates with Google Drive using the latest API and utilises OAUTH2 (now required by the Google Apps Marketplace).

Below are some of the highlights of this new release:


  • The ability to capture data such as email, name and a message from the person uploading file(s) (see example screen shot below)

  • Add the upload tool to a Facebook page you administrate - (see example screen shots below)



  • Improved folder integration, files no longer appear in the root folder following upload
  • Any data captured from the uploader such as Message etc now appears in the Details area of the Google Drive file, this ensures this data "lives with the Google Drive file" and is always available to reference right within Google Drive. Note that this data is also emailed to you at the time when files are uploaded. (see screen shot below)

We recommend that existing Google Apps users install GoFileDropV2 and begin using the new Application. Your paid subscription will work with the new Application without any further action required on your part.

Please note that the URL used to access the Application will change after you install the new version.

If you need any assistance in upgrading please contact sales@slrsoft.com

Kind Regards,
The SLR Software Team.

FileToDrive is now GoFileDrop

Dear FileToDrive user,


Google are in the process of upgrading the Google Apps Marketplace and we are taking the opportunity to consolidate some of our Apps. As such FiletoDrive will be merging with our GoFileDrop solution (which provides the same and additional functionality).


As part of the Google Upgrade process your Google Apps administrator should shortly receive an email from Google informing you that the Application has been upgraded to use Oauth2 - this should automatically update your link in the universal navigation bar and seamlessly perform some other changes necessary for the transition.


There are some important things to not after this takes place:


The Application will now be called GoFileDrop (not FileToDrive) and will appear in your Google Menu with the new name.


If you have a paid subscription this will continue to work as expected.

This is an exciting update for FileToDrive users, GoFileDrop offers a superior integration with Google Drive such as:


  • The ability to capture data such as email, name and a message from the person uploading file(s)
  • Add the upload tool to a Facebook page you administrate
  • Improved folder integration, files no longer appear in the root folder following upload
  • All data captured from the uploader such as Message etc now appears in the Details area of the Google Drive file (see screen shot below)




Kind regards,

The SLR Software team

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