Upload Files Online For Free

Whether you’re accepting job applications, scholarship applications, or contest submissions, reduce email clutter by collecting submissions through a custom file upload form. Store photos, videos, documents, and more in your secure Jotform account for free — and upload files to Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box automatically! The best part?
No coding skills required.


Automate Your Workflow

Instantly upload files to Google Drive, Dropbox, and other cloud storage apps. Link your file upload form to your choice of 100+ apps and integrations, set up automated emails, and use conditional logic for increased online efficiency.

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Automate Your Workflow

More Storage for a Better Price

Our advanced forms let users upload files with a maximum size of 1GB per submission. Jotform gives you 100 MB of storage space and 500 total submissions for free — but if your business needs more space, we offer a range of affordable plans to suit your needs.

More Storage for a Better Price

Easy to Use

To make the submission process even easier for your users, include a drag-and-drop feature so they can upload files straight from their desktops.

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Easy to Use

Declutter Your Email Inbox

Eliminate back-and-forth emails by collecting important client information and file uploads at the same time. Online submissions are safely stored in your free Jotform account and are free to share with colleagues or access on any device.

Declutter Your Email Inbox

Secure File Storage

Whether you’re storing contest submissions or confidential documents, rest assured that all Jotform submissions are protected with 256-bit SSL, GDPR compliance, and the option to encrypt your online forms. Accept secure card payments with PCI compliance, or add healthcare forms that enable HIPAA compliance!

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How to create an Upload Form

  • Create a new form, or start with a readymade form template.
  • Drag and drop a “File Upload” field onto your HTML form.
  • Label your file upload field.
  • Set limits for file sizes, file types, or the number of files accepted.
  • Publish the form on your website or share it with a link.
  • Start collecting file uploads through your online forms!
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Upload Files FAQ

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  • What is an upload form?

    An upload form allows you to collect electronic file uploads from users directly through your forms. Files can be stored securely in your account — or you can add one of our free integrations to instantly upload files to Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage apps.

  • What is an upload form used for?

    Declutter your inbox by using an upload form to gather applications and submissions from users. You can also use your upload form to collect photos, videos, and documents, and store them in your secure Jotform account for free.

  • How do I upload documents to forms?

    Jotform makes it easy to upload and store files. Simply add our File Upload form element to any of your forms, and users will be able to upload files from their desktop by dragging and dropping. You can change the allowed file types and upload size limit within the preferences pane.

  • How do I make a file upload form?

    Choose from over 100 free file upload form templates, or build your own form from scratch. To get started, just create your form with Jotform’s user-friendly online Form Builder, include a file upload widget, and embed it in your website to start accepting file submissions online.

  • How do I add a fillable form to my website?

    To add a fillable form to your website, create a form with Jotform. Add the questions you’d like to include in your form and upload any other form elements you’d like. Then embed your form in your site using a simple copy-paste code.

  • Which file types can Jotform file upload forms accept?

    The default file extensions are pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, csv, text, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, jpg, jpeg, png, and gif.

  • How can I decide the file types my form can accept?

    Go to the Options tab in our free online Form Builder and list the file types you’d like to allow in the text box under File Types. Be sure to separate each extension with a comma and leave out periods (pdf instead of .pdf). If you’d like to accept all file types, simply type an asterisk. Read more about how to change acceptable file types.

  • What is the upload size limit?

    For each form submission, the file upload limit is 1GB — meaning you’ll be able to accept sizable videos, photos, and documents through your online form.

  • How do I accept more than one file?

    For users to submit multiple file uploads in a single form, they simply need to click on the upload button and select the files from their computer. Alternatively, you can add multiple file upload fields when building your custom form in Jotform Form Builder.

  • How do I send form submissions to Dropbox or Google Drive?

    It’s easy to integrate your form with cloud-based file storage apps! Learn how to automatically forward form submissions to Dropbox and Google Drive.

  • Which other third-party apps can I integrate with my form?

    We have over 100+ apps to sync your online form submissions to, so the way you build your form is up to you! Use personal info fields to create new contacts in Salesforce or HubSpot CRM, add new contacts to your Mailchimp mailing list, or accept payments through your form with popular payment gateways like Square, Stripe, or PayPal.

  • How do I embed a file upload form on my website?

    To publish your free file upload form on any web page, go to Publish in the Form Builder and select the Embed option. Click on the Copy Code button and paste the code into your web page. Don’t know which embed code to use? Select the Platforms option to see embed codes for third-party platforms including WordPress, Facebook, and Blogger. Read about all of our embedding options here.


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