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Google Drive for iOS Updated With Docs Support, Collaborative Editing, and More

Google Drive for iOS Updated With Docs Support, Collaborative Editing, and More

Google pushed out a new update to their Google Drive cloud storage app for iOS, adding native Google Docs support, including collaborative editing for documents, better support for presentations, the ability to directly upload photos and video, and more.

From the Google Blog:

Starting today, if you’re using the Drive app on your iOS device you can also edit Google documents, just as you can with the Android app. From your iPhone or iPad, you can create a new document, edit an existing one or format text. And, just like on your computer, you’ll be able to see other people’s edits instantly as they’re made.

You’ll also notice other new improvements to the iOS Drive app. For example, you can now view Google presentations on your iPhone or iPad, including speaker notes, full-screen mode and the ability to swipe between slides. You can also create new folders, move files into folders and upload stuff (like photos and videos) from your device directly in the Drive app.

This is a highly significant update for Google Drive that should make it a great deal more useful for many users. Collaborative editing in particular is a huge feature, especially to those that use the app for business purposes.

Google Drive for iOS is available for free through the App Store (direct link). Full iTunes release notes are as follows:

What’s New in Version 1.1.0

– Edit Google documents with formatting and collaboration
– Edits to your Google documents appear to collaborators in seconds
– Richer Google presentations with animations and speaker notes
– Create a new folder or Google document
– Upload photos and videos from your device or a photo directly from your camera
– Move an item to a folder in your Drive
– Delete and remove files from your Drive
– Drive is now available in over 30 languages

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