How to start with Crescendo for Google Drive

Add value to your Google Drive deployment with Crescendo.

Create a focused, branded iPad experience with Crescendo and your Google Drive deployment in minutes. 

Companies and teams can curate specific content libraries used by their mobile field force, geographically dispersed partners and workers – with no development or engineering required!


Notice: This instruction post is accompanied by Folders Setup Guide Video.


Plan, Create, Curate and Distribute!

Crescendo does not require any engineering or development.

There are three easy steps to deployment.


Plan your content 
 and content hierarchies.

Create your 
 Crescendo theme/s


Will you copy over existing 
 files and folders, or will 
 you create content? 
 How will the content be updated?

Will you have custom folder 
 icons, colors, logos, etc?

Set user access and permission levels on Google. Ensure users have Google accounts and iPads


What is Crescendo Case and how to create one?

Crescendo Case is a Google Drive folder that has been marked to be available in Crescendo – with all its subfolders and content.

You may have many folders in your Google Drive account, but only need few of them to be available in Crescendo. Those will be your Crescendo Cases.




Create/name a folder* in the root folder** (My Drive) of your Google Drive account.

* You can create multiple Crescendo Cases.

** You can create Crescendo Cases outside of your root folder – ask our support team to activate this option for your license when needed.

Add the description [crescendo] – crescendo in square brackets – to your chosen folder.
You only need to mark the top-level folder – its subfolders and content will be available in Crescendo automatically.


Crescendo Cases are just like any other folders – you can share them, set permissions, copy, rename etc.

When you share a Crescendo Case, it keeps the [crescendo] description. Your collaborator do not need to mark it as a Crescendo Case again – it will show up in his Crescendo app automatically.

To create Crescendo Cases you need at least Editor access to organize and tag your folders
. Your collaborators may use a reduced access permission level that allows only for document viewing and downloading.


3. Proceed to copy, move, or create content within the Crescendo Case in Google Drive. Crescendo supports folder hierarchy and subfolders of GDrive. Organize your files as you see fit!

 You are ready!

Congratulations. Your Crescendo Cases are now set up – launch Crescendo on your iPad, login with your Google credentials and your Crescendo Cases will be available in the app.

When you start Crescendo for the first time, it will sync your Crescendo Case(s) to the device. It may take up to several minutes, depending on your network performance. Once synced, Crescendo will only sync new and updated files.

TIP: By default Crescendo checks for content updates every 15 minutes. If you upload new files to your Crescendo Case on Google Drive and prefer Crescendo to sync immediately – use two-finger double-tap gesture in the app. This will force immediate synchronization.

Next step: Create your own Crescendo Theme!

You can easily modify the look and feel of your Crescendo: the background, colors, icons and much more.

Learn how to do it with our Theming Guide

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