How to install Metadrive

PRE-REQUISITES

As a pre-requisite Metadrive requires you have created previously a Google Apps account.

HOW TO START WITH METADRIVE AS END USER

Step 1. Navigate to the url: https://www.metadriveapp.com

Step 2. Authorization process:

Metadrive will request to login with your Google credentials.

signin

Click on the g+ button to access Metadrive.

Sept 3. Permissions requested by Metadrive

The first time you use Metadrive, Google is asking for permissions to open it. A window like this one will pop-up.

permissions

Why Metadrive asks you for these permissions?

– Know who you are on Google & View you email address. These permissions are required to know your email address.

– Add itself  to Google Drive. This permission allows Metadrive to be opened from a folder of your Drive interface.

– View and manage the files and documents in your Google drive. This permission is required to do searches, need to display documents, need to navigate on your folders structure, need to create custom properties and save them into your documents.

HOW TO START WITH METADRIVE FOR A COMPANY DOMAIN

NOTE: Only Google Domain Administrators are allowed to install Metadrive App at Domain level. If you have any question, contact us support@metadriveapp.com

Installation at company domain allows Google Domain administrators to deploy Metadrive for all domain users (Or a sub-group of users based on organizational units) in one shot. If you choose this option to deploy Metadrive in your domain, users will not be asked to for permissions.

Step 1.  Access the admin console https://admin.google.com with your administrator account

Step 2. Click in Marketplace Apps

Google Admin Console

Step 3. Click in Add Marketplace Apps

Add Marketplace Apps

Step 4. Search for metadrive, and click in INSTALL APP

Metadrive Marketplace Apps

Step 5. Click in continue

Continue

Step 6. Accept the Terms of service and privacy policy and, click in Accept

Authorize Metadrive

Why Metadrive asks you for these permissions?

– Know who you are on Google & View you email address. These permissions are required to know your email address.

– Add itself  to Google Drive. This permission allows Metadrive to be opened from a folder of your Drive interface.

– View and manage the files and documents in your Google drive. This permission is required to do searches, need to display documents, need to navigate on your folders structure, need to create custom properties and save them into your documents.

It’s done! You got it!

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How to launch Metadrive?

There are several ways to launch Metadrive, choose the best one for your business case.

TIP: You can run Metadrive in any Google Drive folder, no migration needed, just two click away

LAUNCH METADRIVE FROM GOOGLE DRIVE INTERFACE

Once Metadrive has been installed, users can browse any Google Drive folder just with the right click > Open With  > Metadrive

INTEGRATE METADRIVE IN GOOGLE SITES PAGES

Using Metadrive you can easily display Google Drive Folders embedded in Google Sites pages with all the advanced functionalities provided by Metadrive

TIP: Google Sites are used often as Collaboration portals. Use Metadrive to embed your documents giving added value, Searching, Filtering, etc without leaving the Google Site

To integrate a Google Drive Folder in Google Site using Metadrive, follow these steps:

Go to the corresponding Google Site page > Edit the page

From Insert Menu > More Gadgets

Click on Add gadget by URL, and add the url https://www.metadriveapp.com/gadget

Open a new tab, locate your folder in Google drive and copy the Folder ID (The big text after the last / in the web address)

Copy the ID of the folder you want to display and paste it in the Folder ID 

Save and it’s done! You have a Google Drive folder embedded in a Google Site page

License

After Jan 2015, Metadrive is free for 10 accounts in each of the domains. If these free licenses are already in use, you will not have any free license available for you.

Support forum

If you have any problem getting started with Metadrive, you can visit this public forum and search for similar issues. Also you can post the topic and we will help you with it.

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