Steegle Embed and Search Gadget for Google Drive
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.
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.
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
See thumbnail previews of the files.
See the Drive custom description of the file as a pop-up
Questions about the Steegle Drive Gadget
Can we use the gadget to display multiple folders?
Yes - you can use the gadget as many times as you like to display different folders on different pages of your site.
Can we display the gadget on multiple sites?
If you need to display the gadget across multiple pages please choose a multi-page or unlimited license or contact us via the form.
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.
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.
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.
We have many sites - can we use the gadget?
For up to 10 sites in any organisation choose our Multi Sites license. For bulk licensing choose Unlimited use license or use the form to ask for help.