Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen. This eliminates a step in the process. Drive can open editor apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as third-party file editors, including Microsoft Office. The updated version of Google Drive now also allows people to resort files in reverse chronological order. Drive for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Google Hits Refresh on Docs, Sheets, Slides for Android
Google has updated all three of its Android productivity apps with a focus on notifications. For example, people will now see notifications within their Google Drive Android app whenever someone mentions them in a comment or shares a document with them directly.
Google Rebrands 'Google Apps' for Businesses to 'G Suite' and Now Lets You Restore Trashed Files
Google has renamed and reorganized a number of its service offerings for business customers. Moving forward, Google Apps for Work will be known as G Suite.
Google Drive Lets Users More Easily Comment on Microsoft Office Files
Google today improved Google Drive's compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Drive users can now comment directly on more file types, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, and images without first converting them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
Google Drive for Android and iOS Gains Notifications
Google has updated its Drive app for both Android and iOS devices. The Android version of Drive adds notifications for shared files, as well as the ability to request file access and view files from non-Google accounts.