Google Drive Gets Some Improvements On Android

    May 22, 2013
    Chris Crum

Google has launched an update to Google Drive for Android with a few new features.

For one, files are now displayed in a new card-style, and you can swipe between them to see large previews. You can also now download copies to your Android device from within the actions menu in 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,” says Google software engineer Denis Teplyashin. “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,” adds Teplyashin. “No more frantic scrambling through drawers looking for a receipt or digging through your pockets to find that business card — just scan, upload and search in Drive.”

The Google Sheets editor now lets you adjust font types and sizes for spreadsheets, and change the cell text colors and cell alignment from the app.

The app also comes with Cloud Print support.


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