Use Folder Notifications for Google Drive application

This article describe how to use the Folder Notifications for Google Drive app. Check how to add a folder for the monitoring and how to start the app.

Check this article to access the application after installation. For the rest of the article we will not explain how to access the application in the Chrome apps tab, if you need refer to the article mentioned above.

Add a folder

1 – Once you are connected to the app, copy paste the link of the folder in the text input

folder notification for google drive add a folder to the app

2 – Then click on « ADD FOLDER » button.

3 – Folder added will appear under the text field in a orange box.

Start notifications

Once you have added a first folder you can start notification.

1 – In the interface click on the green button « START NOTIFICATIONS »

how to start folder notifications application

! When folder notification is not started, the Stop button is not active and by the same way when the application is running the Start button is not active.

Change time frame of notifications

1 – In the drop down list select the time frame

modify time frame of folder notifications

! if application is not started, you will be notified to start the app in the info panel, as shown above.

You can select a time frame from 10 min to 6h.

Delete a folder of notifications

1 – Click on the « x »  on the right of the orange box.

delete folder of notifications

Tips

1 – To stop notifications, click on red button when it is clickable.

2 – Gmail account have a quota of 100 emails per day and Google Apps account a quota of 1500 emails. This quota is displayed on the screen for information.

19 Comments for “Use Folder Notifications for Google Drive application”

Ashley

says:

Hi!
I am trying to add a folder in my google drive but I keep getting this error:

Please enter a Folder ID or a valid Folder URL.

I am going into my google drive, double clicking on the folder I want updates on, and then copying and pasting that link into the « add folder » field. Am I doing something wrong?

steph

says:

Hi

Do you check the email display in the interface, are you sure you are connected to your account ? If not, please click on change link to switch between your account.

Stéphane

says:

Bonjour,
J’ai deux questions:
1. Comment peut-on changer le timestamp dans l’email? Il est par default en heure française et je vis au Canada.
2. Je souhaite recevoir une notification quand quelqu’un d’autre que moi modifie un fichier ou un dossier.

steph

says:

Bonjour

1 – Je dois pousser une mise à jour pour mieux gérer le timestamp. C’est un sujet en attente de mon coté.
2 – Avec folder notifications je notifie peut importe les changements, j’ai une autre application ezNotifications for Drive (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/eznotifications-for-googl/kgdmhjffbdjihoanamgedegbgnjebmma) qui elle permet de connaitre les personnes qui ont modifiées le document + toutes les actions sur le doc. Cependant avec les informations que Google me retourne je ne peux pas capturer que vos événements. Google me renvoie juste le nom de la personne et pas son email. Cette donnée n’étant pas assez fiable je ne peux me baser dessus.

Stéphane

Greg Crossan

says:

I uninstalled your app some time ago, as I no longer require being notified.

However I still receive messages re: apps-script failures.

Your script, Folder notifications FREE for Google Drive™, has recently failed to finish successfully. A summary of the failure(s) is shown below. To configure the triggers for this script, or change your setting for receiving future failure notifications, click here.

Summary:

Error Message Count
Authorization is required to perform that action. 12

steph

says:

Hi

For this issue you have to install script again, start and stop notifications and then click on the button uninstall in the email you get after installation.
You have this error message because you uninstall the script without clicking on the link in the install email.

stéphane

Nicolas

says:

Hello,
How i reste the quota email.
I’ve also this message : program has been stop due to timeout constraint. There is too much folders/subfolders.

steph

says:

Hi

Quota is defined by Google and can’t be reseted with a Gmail you an send up to 100 emails per day and with Google Apps it is 1500 per day.
If you get the error essage best is to stop and start again the program. You reach another quota from google.

Stéphane

Paul

says:

I received a notification that a change was made to a file in my folder. The notification does not appear to have told me who made a change. Also, and this may be a lot to expect, there was nothing indicating what changes were made. Are these things that I am missing or are those not actual feature of this app?

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