Google has updated its Drive app for iOS with several interesting features. The company announced earlier today that the Drive app is now compatible with iOS 8 mobile operating system, and lets you open Drive with Touch ID. Also Read - Top 10 work from home apps to look at in 2021Also Read - iPhone 13 to get Touch ID marking its return on iPhones
The Drive app is now optimized for iOS 8, as well as scales better on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Besides that, one of the most important additions is its ability to open files in other apps. It is the expansion of Application Launcher feature the company had announced for Android platform yesterday. It allows you to open files in suitable apps while running in the background, and once you re done, it saves and syncs the changes across all devices. Also Read - Google to delete your content if you remain inactive for 2 years
The other major addition is support for fingerprint scanner Touch ID for unlocking Google Drive. But if you prefer the Passcode Lock feature which was recently added to the app, you can continue using it. Among other features, the app now also allows you to save videos from Google Drive to your device s camera roll.
The announcement comes hours after Microsoft announced that it making its iconic productivity suite Office free on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. The suite now allows users to create and edit files without asking for an Office 365 subscription. This is a major announcement, and it would definitely attract users who were otherwise using different suites.
You can head over to the App Store to download the latest version of Google Drive.