DropSpread is a free Google Sheets extension that allows you to drag and drop files into a sheet. Easily drop files into the DropSpread sidebar and turn it into a hyperlink!
I, the sole creator, do not store any of your data anywhere, ever. DropSpread does not collect any sensitive or non-sensitive data from the users. We do not collect email addresses, info about the user, or the files they are uploading with DropSpread. None of the data that DropSpread has access to is exported anywhere outside of Google cloud services, so there is no additional security weakness. DropSpread does not run a database, or a webserver of any kind. The DropSpread sidebar connects to your Google Drive account in the following ways: Access to the Google Sheet where you will use it DropSpread uses the sheet to get the desired filename, and to output the URL of the new file you’ve just uploaded. Create files on Google Drive The files you upload with DropSpread will appear in a folder of your choosing on Google Drive, so it needs access to Drive to create those files. Delete files on Google Drive You can delete files uploaded with DropSpread straight from the Sidebar (i.e. because you made a mistake). DropSpread can only delete files you uploaded, and only as long as they are visible in the sidebar list (which you can clear).
DropSpread is donationware, meaning that it is free or charge to use and encouraged to donate if you like it. You are free to use the service free of charge, as long as you stay within the ToS of Google Drive, Sheets, and Suite. DropSpread and its developer Joon.be, Jonatan Van Hove, is not liable for any loss or leakage of data. DropSpread and its developer Joon.be, Jonatan Van Hove, can not be held accountable for anything related to the usage of the service. You are not entitled to support, but welcome to contact me about it.
After installing, DropSpread 2 will appear in the addons menu
After opening, DropSpread 2 sidebar will pop up and look like this
All you need to do is set up the following three settings:
Folder ID This is the destination of the files that are dropped into this spreadsheet.
for example: if your desired destination folder on google drive has the URL "https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B0cu0xp86mS2bTBIekl2bndw", you should put "0B0cu0xp86mS2bTBIekl2bndw" into this field (without quotation marks)
for example: if you want all your hyperlinks to dropped files to be in column G, put "G" into this field (without quotation marks)
for example: if you want your files to be renamed automatically, based on what is currently in cell H, put "H" into this field (without quotation marks)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or @joonturbo on twitter, if you have any questions about DropSpread. Since it is free (for now) I can only offer limited support. If you are able to, please support me by donating on paypal.
If I made your life easier, please donate, so I can keep making cool stuff