Google's Files Go File Management App Gains Search Tools
Google today updated Files Go for Android devices and introduced several new features to the file management app. Files Go on Android now supports file search. Google says the search function delivers instant results, search history, autocomplete, and filters. Search even works when the device is offline. The app adds the ability to see where duplicate apps are located on the device. One of the core tools of Files Go is to help eliminate duplicate files. Moving forward, people can see where the duplicates are stored on their phone before they opt to delete one of them. Last, Files Go now works hand-in-hand with Google Photos to help remove backed up photos and videos. The app can detect when pictures are saved to the cloud and prompt users to delete them to save storage space. Files Go is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
Oct 18, 2018
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Dec 5, 2017
Google today released the final version of Files Go, its new file-management app for Android. The app serves multiple purposes: it includes a file browser, local file transfer tool, and a tool to help free up storage on your phone.
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