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.

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Comments (25)

  1. Robert Labreche
    juin 09, 2016

    Hello, I can’t add additional folders to the app and did pay the 2 dollar fee
    What must be done a additional folders and subfolders?

    Reply
    • steph
      juin 09, 2016

      Hi

      After you buy the license refresh the page to get updated.

      Stéphane

      Reply
  2. Ashley Smith
    juin 16, 2016

    Just purchased. Does timeframe mean how long it takes to receive a notification e-mail of a file/folder change? It’s not automatic?

    Reply
    • steph
      juin 16, 2016

      Yes it is the time between 2 run of the program.

      Reply
  3. Ashley
    juillet 08, 2016

    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?

    Reply
    • steph
      juillet 08, 2016

      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

      Reply
  4. Yems
    septembre 27, 2016

    Excellent, well done!

    Reply
  5. Harry
    septembre 30, 2016

    can you get notifications from the parent folder (my-drive)? I can’t find the FolderID for it.

    Reply
    • steph
      octobre 04, 2016

      Hi

      For technical reason we don’t allow monitoring of the my drive root folder. So it is not possible.

      Stéphane

      Reply
  6. Yannick
    octobre 24, 2016

    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.

    Reply
    • steph
      octobre 24, 2016

      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

      Reply
  7. Greg Crossan
    novembre 10, 2016

    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

    Reply
    • steph
      novembre 14, 2016

      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

      Reply
  8. Nicolas
    décembre 08, 2016

    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.

    Reply
    • steph
      décembre 08, 2016

      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

      Reply
  9. Vachi
    janvier 10, 2017

    Are there any plans to allow the system to send a text message instead of an email?

    Reply
    • steph
      janvier 10, 2017

      Hi

      This is a good question but for now, no.
      Sending text message is costly so if we go on this way we will have to increase pricing of the application.

      Stéphane

      Reply
  10. Paul
    mars 23, 2017

    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?

    Reply
  11. Melia Arken
    mai 16, 2017

    When I paste the URL, I keep getting this message « Please enter a Folder ID or a valid Folder URL. »

    I’ve tried it now with three different folders and I still get the same error

    Reply
    • steph
      mai 22, 2017

      Hi

      Are you well connected to your account ?

      Regards,
      Stéphane

      Reply
  12. Patrick
    mai 21, 2017

    Does this app alert you when a subfolder within the monitored folder is altered by the addition of a file?

    Reply
    • steph
      mai 22, 2017

      Hi

      Yes the paid vesion monitor sub folders.
      When you add a file by creating a new one or uploading one you will get an email.

      If you move an existing fil from another drive folder to the folder monitored it will not fire an email. This is because the modification date of the file does not change. Nut if after moving the file you modify it it will generate an email notification.

      Stéphane

      Reply
  13. Terrance
    août 07, 2017

    Hello,

    I was wondering if there is a way to filter out the notification in folders when it is me personally making the changes? I would prefer not to get the notification emails going against my quota if I know it is me making the changes.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • steph
      août 10, 2017

      Hi

      It is not possible as Folder notifications will track modified date to check of there is a change. So we don’t know who made the change.

      Stéphane

      Reply

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