Google Drive app for Android updated with new UI and scan functionality

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Google just updated their app for Android with new ‘cards’ UI and several improvements to make creating and accessing files on-the-go even easier.Drive files will now display in a clean, simple card-style. Users can swipe between files to see large previews that can be quickly viewed and discover the information much easier. Users will now be able to “download a copy” from the actions menu inside settings which will be stored locally on the device for offline viewing and editing.

What’s really exciting is the updated Drive app is the functionality to keep track of important paper documents like receipts, letters, and billing statements. There’s a new “Scan” option from the Add New menu, where users can snap a photo of a document, and Drive will turn the document into a PDF that can also be a recognizable text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.

Other minor improvements includes editing Google Sheets: you can now adjust font types and sizes for a spreadsheet and tweak the cell text colors and cell alignment right from the app. Drive app now comes with Cloud Print support to print a document with a Cloud Ready printer.

Android users should see the update app automatically or download it here. There’s no word on when and if these updates with be available for iOS.

google drive updated android app

google drive updated android app