Shortly after announcing Google Chrome for iOS at the Google I/O conference, Google has now released Google Drive for iOS, bringing their recently launched cloud service to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (available now from the App Store).
From the App Store description:
Google Drive lets you create, share, collaborate and keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer – even the big ones – and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad. We get you started with 5 GB free.
Quickly share a photo with a friend 1000 miles away. Read the most up to date version of your document whether you’re at home, at the office, or on the go. Make items available offline so you view them while you’re on a plane. No matter what happens to your devices, even if your iPhone goes for a swim, your files are safely stored in Google Drive.
The app include a number of useful features, including the ability to share files with others, offline file access, and quick, easy access to your Google Drive content. The app should provide a decent challenge to DropBox and other multi-platform cloud storage services.
Google Drive for iOS is available immediately as a free download from the App Store (link). A video overview and full list of features can be found below:
– Quickly and easily access and view your documents, photos and videos anywhere
– Make files available offline so you can view them even when you don’t have Internet connection
– Easily share files with collaborators on the go
– Sync files across your desktop and all your devices
– Open files from Drive with other apps installed on your device
– Star your most important files to easily find them later