Google Announces Big Drive Toward Improvements

Google is improving the Drive experience with cleaner, simpler file access. Users will be able to swipe between files to see large previews for quick review.

The Drive app for Android is also getting several improvements to make creating and accessing files on-the-go even easier. Google Apps users that wish to keep some of their Drive files on their Android devices are now able to “download a copy” from the "Actions" menu inside "Settings".

Users will also be more able to keep track of important paper documents like receipts, letters, and billing statements via the updated Drive for Android app. Simply click “Scan” from the "Add New" menu, snap a photo of your document and Drive will turn it into a PDF that’s stored for safekeeping. Since Drive can recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, a simple search will retrieve the scanned document later. Simply scan, upload and search in Drive.

The editing experience in Google Sheets has also gotten some improvements: now you can adjust font types and sizes for a spreadsheet and tweak the cell text colors and cell alignment right from the app. Plus, the Drive app comes with Cloud Print support so you can print anything from Drive with a Cloud Ready printer.