Google Docs Gets 'Folder Upload, Documents List Integration, and Drag-and-drop Upload' Features

Over the next few weeks, Google is releasing following three new features to make it easy to upload files to Google Docs:Google added "folder upload" via the new Upload menu in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. You'll need to install a small applet to use folder upload in Firefox and Safari. The […]

Over the next few weeks, Google is releasing following three new features to make it easy to upload files to Google Docs:

    Google added "folder upload" via the new Upload menu in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. You'll need to install a small applet to use folder upload in Firefox and Safari. The existing folder structure is preserved on upload which means that folders within folders will also upload and become collections within collections.

  1. Second, the upload page's functionality is merged into the "documents list" to create a much better upload experience. When you upload files via the new drop-down menu, a window will pop up in the bottom right of your documents list and show upload progress.

    Once files are uploaded, they'll appear in your documents list within seconds. You can also share them from the pop-up. Uploaded files go into the currently selected collection and have visibility set to private unless the collection is shared.

    Upload settings have also moved. The first time you use the new upload method, you'll see a pop-up asking you whether you want to convert files to Docs format and if you want to convert images via Optical Character Recognition (OCR). You can always return to these settings via the drop down in the upload menu or the pop-up.

  2. Lastly, on Chrome, Safari and Firefox on a Mac or PC, you'll also be able to drag-and-drop one or more files directly into your documents list to initiate an upload. You can even drop files directly into a collection on the left. Note due to browser limitations it isn't possible to drag-and-drop folders directly into the documents list.

    If you hit storage limit, the upload will return an error and you'll need to delete files or purchase additional storage. Please note that the new upload capabilities don't support the ability to select a language when converting a document via OCR or select visibility settings before upload. If you'd like to use these features, you can still use the older version of the upload page by choosing Basic... from the Upload menu.

>[Source: Google Docs blog]