January 18, 2020

Send your screenshots to your Google Drive

Send your screenshots to your Google Drive

You can now upload your screenshots directly to your cloud storage through Apps, including your own Google Drive.

To start uploading your captures to your Google Drive, follow these steps:

  1. Authorize Blitapp for Google Drive.
  2. Configure your app.
  3. Use the app.

Authorize Blitapp for Google Drive,

We have created an app for Google Drive that lets us upload your screenshots into your account. The first step is to authorize this app to access your account.

The left menu has a new entry for Apps. There, you will see all the apps that you create. Click on Add an App.

Choose GDrive as the type.

Under URL, you will see a link to Authorize the Blitapp Google App. Click on it.

Authorize the Blitapp app

You will be redirected to google.com to authorize our app. Then you will be taken back to the app creation page.

Once the Blitapp App has been authorized, you can create multiple Google Drive Apps with different folders and file names.

Configure your App

Now that the Blitapp App has been authorized, you can finish configuring your app on Blitapp.com.

Choose a custom name that will be used to reference the app when captures are created or edited. You can enter the custom folder and file names that will be used for each image. We support a number of variables for creating dynamic paths. See our previous post for more information.

Before saving the app, click on Verify to ensure it is correctly configured. Blit will attempt to upload the file blit.png to the folder you specified. If an error occurs, we will display the error message we received from Google. You can find the test file in your Google Drive.

Configure the Google Drive App

Use your App

Your app will now show in the list of apps. When you edit an existing capture or schedule a new capture, there will be a new field for apps. Click in the box to see the list of apps available, or start typing its name to filter the list.

Use multiple apps

That’s it! Now your captures will automatically be uploaded to your Google Drive. If there are any issues during the upload, we will send you an e-mail.

If you want to use different folders of files, you can create multiple apps for your Google account.