Google Drive now available for iPhone, iPad

Google Drive now available for iPhone, iPad

Today at I/O 2012 Google announced that they're extending their cloud storage service to iOS devices, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to remotely access their documents, music, photos, and other files. It has some cool tricks baked in, such as optical character recognition, so you can search through documents that have been scanned or photographed. There's also Goggles-style image recognition, so you can discover more about pictures in your files. There's local file syncing, as well as collaborative features to allow teams to work together on the same documents.

Google also announced that Chrome is landing on iOS today, if you're interested in flirting with a new browser. 

You can grab Google Drive from the App Store now. (And no, you're not crazy, Google seems to have decided not to add any upload functionality. Senses made: zero.)

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Source: AndroidCentral

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Google Drive now available for iPhone, iPad

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I don't use GDocs too often but when I do create docs I want to share, GDocs is the default so it definitely interest me.

Can't say about this version but Drive also supports native file viewing of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. It's pretty handy to have in my business as we use it to pass our works in progress between each other for feedback or changes.

I was hoping for edit capability. I'm OK with waiting on create, but not being able to edit seems like a big waste.

I wish they had Edit and Create function. but unfortunately its not there same like MS Skydrive don't have this option on iOS. Both keeping these features limited to their own mobile OS and i hate it.

I echo the wish for editing. I use Google Drive/Docs for both work and grad school, and I've been waiting for this app for iOS since it first came out awhile back for computers, but this feels like a pretty stripped-down version with limited functions. That said, I have to wonder if Google's purchase of Quickoffice means we can expect a heartier Google Drive app (with full creating/editing capabilities) in the near future. Let's hope so!

Probably for Android, but I would not expect it for iOS. Google and Apple are going to be at odds now that Apple has stripped Google Maps from iOS6.

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