Google Drive For iOS Just Got A Lot Better

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If you'll recall, Google launched an update to its Google Drive app for Android back in May. This notably brought the ability to preview files. Now, Drive for iOS has gotten a similar update, along with a new look.

Google Drive iOS

Drive on iOS

Drive on iOS

"Today’s update delivers that same card-style thumbnail layout, along with a number of other upgrades that make it even easier to use Drive on your iPhone or iPad," says Google software engineer Kelvin Chan. "You can toggle between the new thumbnail view and the traditional list view with just the press of a button. Plus, in this latest version of the app, files and folders are grouped more intuitively instead of being mixed together, and you can view and edit files in landscape mode."

"It’s also now easier to copy the link for any Drive file (great for if you need to include it in an email, add it to a note, or text it to a friend)," Chan adds. "Just visit the details pane of the file you want and select ‘Get link’ to automatically copy the link to your clipboard. And while you're in the details pane, check out the other things you can do, like moving the file into one of your Drive folders or sharing it with a friend."

Search is also more emphasized now, and it recognizes objects in images and text in scanned documents.

The app is now available in the App Store.

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