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List your Google Drive files. Fetch direct download links, image URLs to host, file path, size and more. Sort files by name, size & dates. Rename files/folders.
Drive Explorer lets you pick folders/files from your Google Drive, Shared Drive, or the files shared with you to list in a Google Sheet or on the browser. 

Sheet columns contain metadata of the files like the name of the file, containing folder, folder path on your Google drive, direct download link, download links of files in PDF, CSV, ZIP, DOCX, XLSX formats, image URL if it's an image, etc. The whole list of fields it can pull is given below.

Drive Explorer is fast 🚀, it can export up to 1000 files in approximately 16 seconds.

You can see all your files from different folders in a sheet tab instead of going back and forth on your Google Drive. You can sort your files by size, name, created date, modified date, last viewed date either in ascending or descending order. This makes searching for files easy and saves you a lot of time.

You will be able to share files and get a share link or change the existing share settings directly from the sheet.

You can rename, add/edit description to multiple files/folders at a time directly from the sheet. You can add up to 3 different custom metadata to your files.

Do you have any folder which has nested series of folders & files? Drive Explorer can also fetch files & folders in nested folders. Just pick the parent folder and tick a checkbox when exporting.

You can automatically refresh (you have to enable this config) the sheet when you open it, meaning, your sheet will have details of the files you recently uploaded on the Drive. You can also set up scheduled refresh which will trigger automatically in the background to refresh your file list. These two auto-refresh features help you use Google Drive as a data source to dynamic web applications.

🏆 Use cases:
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If you use Google Drive a lot at work, Drive Explorer can save you a lot of time and increase your productivity. 
- Create direct download links of files in bulk.
- Get image URLs of files to directly display it on the browser or host it on websites.
- Know the size of the files.
- See the photos you have in your Drive as thumbnails in a Google Sheet.
- Run security audits.
- Get download links of files in different formats like PDF, CSV, ZIP, etc.
and much more. You can let me know how you're using it at vignesh@syncwithtech.org, I'll add it here :)

📃 List of fields you can export:
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Folder name, Folder Path, Filename, Share Status, File Size, Description, Owner, Viewers, Commenters, Editors, Created At, Last Modified At, Filetype, Width, Height, Video Duration, File Extension, Thumbnail, Thumbnail Link, File Link, Folder Link, Preview Link and types of direct links: PDF, ePub, CSV, ZIP, DOCX, XLSX, three different custom metadata.

🎁 Features:
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➤ Export direct download links of selected files on your Google drive or for all your files. Export download links for different file types like DOCX, XLSX, PDF, CSV, ZIP, ePub for applicable files.
➤ Export files inside the nested folders.
➤ List only folders.
➤ Provision to sort the files by size, name, last viewed, and last modified.
➤ Add/Edit/Remove permission details of files directly from the sheet.
➤ Share multiple files at once with people.
➤ Update file/folder name & description directly from the Google Sheet.
➤ Supports Shared drives (Formerly Team drives).
➤ On open, auto-refresh links with an option to disable.
➤ Scheduled auto-refresh to update the file list in the background.
➤ Add custom metadata against any file for your reference.
➤ Format Created at & Last modified at timestamps according to your needs.
➤ Pick and export only the fields that matter to you.
➤ Links to open files & folders on Google Drive.
➤ Can be used as a Google Drive file manager.
➤ Customize the look of fields and add custom alias to the fields.

🔐 Needed permissions explained:
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➤ See, edit, create and delete Drive files
Your files are safe. For sharing file from the sheet & updating name, description this permission is required.

➤ Add itself to Google Drive
To list your file details directly from Google Drive to a webpage. Right-click any file and select Open with → Drive Explorer.

➤ See, edit, create and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive
As the metrics are exported to a spreadsheet this permission is needed. Drive Explorer doesn’t delete or create any spreadsheet.

➤ Connect to an external service
Drive Explorer makes requests to the developer’s backend to check if you are a premium user.

➤ Allow this application to run when you are not present
To set up a scheduled update of sheet data this permission is required. 

➤ Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications
If you want premium features, payment can be done within the sheet. To run payment gateway in the sidebar, this permission is required. 

🤔 How to use:
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After installing, in a Google Sheet, select Add-ons → Drive Explorer → Start Export.
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On the Google Drive dashboard, select one or more files, right-click Open with → Drive Explorer.

💫 Premium:
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Drive Explorer is absolutely free to use with some limitations in its functionalities. However, you can upgrade to premium to use it without any limitations.

For example, a free version of the add-on can be used in only one tab of only one sheet etc.

Select Add-ons → Drive Explorer → Buy Premium to unlock premium features.

ℹ️ Resources
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Documentation for the product - https://syncwithtech.com/drive-explorer/docs
YouTube video - https://youtu.be/0LWtPMfSpAs

🙋 Feature Requests
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I constantly work to improve the add-on. If you want any new feature, feel free to drop a mail at vignesh@syncwithtech.org.
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Ben Personick
February 23, 2021
Instaled for my domain, seems to not be reachable through the drive GUI though
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Ganapathy S
February 25, 2021
Let me know the problem you are facing over email, Ben. I will help fix the issue you face.
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BELLA TALAMANTE
February 16, 2021
hi im single sadly
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Joe Guitron III
February 8, 2021
Exploring
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Priya Sejuthi
January 28, 2021
I also agree with Khaleel HasanIt is really very useful tool even in case of accident mobile phone or the pc crash. It help us to save all the documents and the pictures too.
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Khaleel Hassan
January 21, 2021
It is really very useful tool even in case of accident mobile phone or the pc crash. It help us to save all the documents and the pictures too.
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Middle School TRC
January 18, 2021
Helped a lot!
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Mohammad Mansoor
January 18, 2021
WOW! This add-on is a life-saver AND sports one of the best UX. Highly recommended.
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Dejan Markovikj
January 15, 2021
Helpful tool to sort files by some criteria not available by default in Google Drive
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Pieter Stephanus
January 15, 2021
Very helpful when I need to create an inventory of files, thanks
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Noel Field
January 14, 2021
Neat tool. Very useful!
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