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Google Docs Batch Uploader

google docsGoogle Docs is a popular document hosting and editing service on the Internet. Part of its popularity stems from the fact that Google account owners can use it without having to register at yet another website and the integration with other Google services like Gmail. One problem that only some users encounter when using Google Docs is the lack of a batch uploading feature to upload multiple documents at once.

The free Java application Google Docs Upload solves this for some by offering a command line driven option to upload as many documents as needed in one go to the Google documents website. The only requirement is that the Java Runtime Environment is installed on the computer system that is being used to upload the documents to Google Docs.

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Usage itself is pretty straightforward. The command

java -jar google-docs-upload-1.0.jar --username --password

for example will upload all documents to Google Docs that are located in the specified path. Several parameters are available like the recursive command that will include documents that are located in subfolders in the upload to the Google documents website. One advantage of a command line driven tool is the ability to use it in scripts or programs to automate the uploading process to Google Docs. It is probably not a tool for the average Google Docs user but could be very handy for businesses who use the service. via Google Operating System





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    Comments

    1. vasiauvi said on September 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm
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      Yes, today I also discovered this program and it’s working great.

      P.S. from where did you get the picture from above?

    2. Kenneth Lam said on October 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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      Doesn’t work now. Keep saying “NO CONVERSION” is not support and skip all files, even I have not use the “–without-conversion”.

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