Steegle Drive Gadget - display Google Drive in your site with search and sort options

Steegle Embed and Search Gadget for Google Drive

Embed Google Drive with search and sort options

Custom Google Drive embed gadget that allows you to embed and search a folder or a Shared Drive with various sort options

We offer two versions of the Google Drive Gadget, Basic and Premium, so please see the features below to see which version of the Google Drive Gadget is best for you.

Use the table of contents on the right to find all the information you need about the Steegle Embed and Search Gadget for Google Drive and how you can use the Drive gadget to best meet your needs either in a Google Site or on any other web platform via an iframe.

Steegle Drive Gadget - Basic

Search | Sort | Download | Columns

Basic Gadget - Feature Overview

  • Display a Google Drive folder or entire Shared Drives in your site

    • Embed anywhere (any website building platform) via an iframe

    • Embed in new Google Sites using the Embed URL option.

  • Search Shared Drives:

    • Search results include items in sub-folders.

    • Search for text in title/file name of the item.

    • Search for text within the contents of the item.

  • Search Folder (but not any sub folders).

  • Direct download links for non-Google file formats (PDF, Microsoft Office files, images etc)

  • Navigate through folders in the site without the folder opening in a new browser tab.

  • Sort by:

    • name,

    • last modified date,

    • created date (gives a "latest files" view ).

    • Resort on-the-fly in the embedded site display without the need to refresh the whole site page (except when viewing search results).

  • Choose columns to display:

    • Show file size,

    • Hide owners (owners hidden automatically on a Team Drive),

    • Hide download links.

  • Responsive design (columns hide automatically on narrower displays).

  • Can use on public sites with no sign in required

    • Alternatively require sign in and display only what the signed in user can see

  • Front-end to configure the display options you want.

Basic Gadget Example - Shared Drive with Search

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Steegle Drive Gadget - Premium

Grid | Hierarchy | Description | Search | Sort | Download | Columns

Premium Gadget - Feature Overview

Everything in the basic version (see above) plus

  • Folder hierarchy view

    • Expand and collapse the folder hierarchy tree

    • Easily see where you are in the folder structure like a breadcrumb trail

  • Grid view

    • See thumbnail previews of the files.

  • Description Tooltip

    • See the Drive custom description of the file as a pop-up

Premium Gadget Example - Shared Drive with Folder Hierarchy

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Need to know more about the Google Drive Gadget?

Please complete the form below if there are any queries or special customisation you want us to make (may incur additional fees).

The plus service cost includes a 1:1 guided setup and a demonstration on how to configure and use.

Questions about the Steegle Drive Gadget

Does the gadget search within subfolders?

Yes and no! 🤔

  • Shared drives - YES - if you embed a shared drive then the gadget will search the entirety of the shared drive and in any folder or subfolder on that drive.

  • My Drive Folder - NO - Google's Drive API does not offer any way to search a folder and its subfolders. We recommend you use Shared drives instead but if you cannot we do offer a solution to this - please please contact us for more information.

Can we display the gadget on multiple sites?

If you need to display the gadget across multiple pages or sites please choose a multi-page or unlimited license or contact us via the form.

What is the Plus service?

  • We provide you with an install guide, but some clients need more help and training to get the most of the gadget.

Does the gadget search just the titles or the content also?

Yes - the gadget will search a file's content as well as its title (and the Drive description you may have added). Not only that but it takes advantages of Google's synonym and root words technology to find content that uses similar words to your search query.

We have many pages/sites - can we use the gadget?

For multiple instances it may be more cost effective to buy up to 10 site bundle or for bulk licensing choose Unlimited use license or use the form to ask for help.

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