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Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

By Chris Crum December 18, 2014

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports …

Google Drive Lets You Launch Desktop Apps In Chrome Google Drive Lets You Launch Desktop Apps In Chrome

Google announced that Google Drive will now let you launch applications from your desktop computer in the Chrome browser. You’ll need a Chrome extension for it, but this is certainly a welcome addition to Drive users looking for increased productivity …

Google Drive For Android Gets Big Update Google Drive For Android Gets Big Update

Google Drive for Android is getting a big update with a a better search tool, better sharing functionality, and a new PDF viewer. The search tool now updates results as you type in the search box. It’s actually surprising that …

Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier

Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people. You can still click the big “Share” button at the top of an open file lis usual, and you …

Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience

Google has launched an update for the Google Drive app on iOS. Among new features are faster syncing and a new upload experience that shows progress and file destination. Update to Drive for iOS: Upload faster w/ better view of …

Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms

Google announced the launch of custom themes for Google Forms. You can now find a ‘Change theme” button in the toolbar. Associate product manager Bay Gross writes on the Google Drive blog, “Google Forms makes it easy to gather information …

Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS

Google announced the launch of new apps for Docs, Sheets & Slides for iPhone and iPad. The Slides app for iOS is brand new, and the Docs and Sheets apps are getting significant updates. The apps enable users to work …

Google Drive Gets New Image Features Google Drive Gets New Image Features

Google announced the release of two new features for working with images in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings: the ability to reset an image and the ability to replace an image. “Unhappy with the properties and formatting you applied to …

Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor

It’s hard to believe this wasn’t already a thing, but Google announced in a Google+ post on Wednesday evening that you can now delete files from Docs, Sheets, and Slides without having to leave the editor. Just go to file, …

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive

Google has launched an update to the Gmail app for Android, which adds a handful of features, including the ability to save attachments to Google Drive, which will enable you to save space on your phone or tablet. “Instead of …

Google Drive Gets New Pricing Plans Google Drive Gets New Pricing Plans

Google announced some new storage plans for Google Drive, saying it can now make them more affordable thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements. The new pricing is as follows: It used to be $4.99 for the 100GB plan …

Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

Google announced the launch of add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These are third-party apps that add features to the programs. You’ll find an “add-ons” menu at the top of your screen when you have a document or spreadsheet open. …

Will Chrome OS Ever Replace Windows? Will Chrome OS Ever Replace Windows?
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In 2011, Google launched the first Chromebooks – a laptop featuring Google’s very own Chrome OS. The machines and accompanying operating system were marketed as an affordable alternative to Windows for those who use computers to browse the Web and …

Google Details Google Drive Android API Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides …

Google Drive Adds Activity Stream Google Drive Adds Activity Stream

Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier …

Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1 Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1
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New Android versions are always a cause for celebration as Google works some interesting new features into its mobile OS. Similarly, updates to Google Play Service should be met with the same kind of enthusiasm as Android app developers get …

Google Adds New Drive Integration To Gmail Google Adds New Drive Integration To Gmail

Google announced the further integration of Google Drive and Gmail today, with an update to the latter that lets you view and save files directly to Google Drive without actually having to leave Gmail. When you receive an email with …