Google Drive App Updated For Android: Smoother, More Robust

Google Drive App Updated For Android: Smoother, More Robust

In the grand scheme of things, Google Drive is a relatively new product in the company's portfolio. And on Android, things are getting a little smoother today. This week, the Android Drive app got several enhancements to make creating and viewing cloud-hosting material even easier. To help you find the content you care about, Drive files will now be displayed in a clean, simple card-style. You can swipe between files to see large previews that let you quickly review and discover the information you’re looking for. And if you want to keep some Drive files on your Android device, you’ll now be able to “download a copy” from the actions menu inside settings.


The updated Drive for Android app also gives you to a way to keep track of important paper documents like receipts, letters, and billing statements. Simply click “Scan” from the Add New menu, snap a photo of your document, and Drive will turn the document into a PDF that’s stored for safekeeping. And because Drive can recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, a simple search will retrieve the scanned document later.


The editing experience in Google Sheets has also gotten some improvements: now you can adjust font types and sizes for a spreadsheet and tweak the cell text colors and cell alignment right from the app. Plus, the Drive app comes with Cloud Print support so you can print anything from Drive with a Cloud Ready printer. Yep, it's free, and it's in the Google Play store right now.
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