Drive Helper

This project is open source on Github
Made by theRookieCoder

Drive Helper is an easy to use library for interfacing with Google Drive and Google sign in.
Drive Helper is better than using google_sign_in and googleapis because it is much more intuitive for you as a developer to use and integrate into a project. If you already use Drive API, then you probably wrote a wrapper class anyways for initialisation and read/write so why not use Drive Helper as a (maybe) drop in replacement?

Get started

Follow the instruction in the get started guide to start using Drive Helper in your Flutter project, or migrate to it for an existing app using Drive API


  • Signs in to Google and maintains the account seperately from your app
  • Exposed DriveAPI, GoogleSignIn & GoogleSignInAccount to help with possibly missing functionality
  • 2 methods for reading, 2 for writing, one for creating files, and one for deleting them
  • Predefined mime types for use in creating and exporting files
  • Predefined scopes for easily selecting one to create your Google account with
  • Getters for the account's name, email address, and avatar


For examples, see the example app. There are simply too many methods and variables to show one example for. However the code below does show how to initialise the library

To see a commercial app that uses this library, see the app that inspired this libray BP Logger

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  DriveHelper driveHelper = DriveHelper();

  Widget build() {
    return MaterialApp(
      // Theming etc, etc
      body: FutureBuilder(
        future: driveHelper.signInAndInit(,
        builder: (snapshot, context) {
          if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.done &&
            !snapshot.hasError) {
            return HomePage(driveHelper: driveHelper);
          } else if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.done &&
            snapshot.hasError) {
            return ErrorPage(error: snapshot.error);
          } else {
            return Container(
              width: MediaQuery.of(context).size.width / 1.5,
              height: MediaQuery.of(context).size.width / 1.5,
              child: CircularProgrssIndicator(strokeWidth: 10),

API Reference

See the generated Dartdocs in pub for thorough API reference


This library of sorts is actually just a wrapper around Google sign in and Google APIs and so the contraints of those packages are inherited by this library