Tips on How to Use Google Drive on Android, iPhone and iPad
If you haven’t noticed about how to use Google Drive on your own Android device or perhaps iPhone or iPad, then you will want to pay attention to the following step-by-step guidelines. This application is previously known as the Google Docs which is only available for the Android users. But, in this post you will also get the idea about how to use Google Drive on iOS-based devices like iPhone and iPad.
Before we start with the very first suggestion on how to use Google Drive app, let’s take a closer look at the overview of this application. In general, this app comes with similar functionalities as compared to the Google Docs. People will be able to store all files like papers, photos, and videos in cloud storage and they can access those files from anywhere and perhaps share them with others. This app is also similar with some other digital storage services like BoxNet and DropBox. Also, users will be allowed to share the files with their own contacts.
When you launch this app on your Android device, you will see there are 5 buttons including My Drive, Shared with Me, Starred, Recent and Offline. The first option will allow you to access the files in your Drive instantly. While you are working with this app, you will also be able to give star to your favorite files and also the ability to open the recent documents and perform an offline viewing of the files that you have been downloaded.
By using this app, you will be also given the ability to create a document, spreadsheet, document from photo, and also the option to upload a file which is the new and helpful feature in this app. Whenever you opt for the upload option, you will be able to browse all of the files stored on the Android device and also upload them to your own Drive account. In case you wish to browse your other files outside of photo or music gallery, then you may need to install the third party file manager application.
For the iPhone and iPad users, there is actually a paid application which can be used to access the Google Drive namely the GoodReader app. This app will allow users to connect to their Drive account and then browse their files by using iPad or iPhone. Other features of this app are the syncing service, file unzipping, and it also allows for PDF annotation. But, you will have to spend $4.99 to use this application.
Hopefully, these tips about how to use Google Drive will be very useful especially for those who haven’t noticed about Google Docs previously. The benefits of this app will be the upload option, offline viewing and the ability to share with contacts. On the other hand, it will be more pleasant if user can make the entire folder offline simultaneously instead of making offline one file at a time.
If you decide to download Google Drive for free you can simply click here. The app will require Android 2.1 (Eclair) or above.