When I first took Google Drive for iOS for a spin, the most obvious omission was the ability to edit documents. Yesterday the app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch was updated and among other features, includes editing capability. Android users already enjoyed that capability, but its version received updates as well.
According to the official Google blog iOS users will now be able to create, share, edit and format text in documents via the Google Drive app. Also, you’ll be able to see other collaborators instantly when they’re made. iOS users will also be able to create folders, move files between them and upload photos and video from their device.
Here’s a full list of new features for Google Drive 1.1.0 for iOS:
- Edit Google documents with formatting and collaboration
- Edits to your Google documents appear to collaborators in seconds
- Richer Google presentations with animations and speaker notes
- Create a new folder or Google document
- Upload photos and videos from your device or a photo directly from your camera
- Move an item to a folder in your Drive
- Delete and remove files from your Drive
- Drive is now available in over 30 languages
If you’re an Android user, Google Drive was updated for it as well. The main update being the ability to see and replay to comments when collaborating on documents. You can add and reply to comments on documents as well as view tables.
Here’s a full list of new features in Google Drive for Android:
- Create folder, upload to folder and move to folder
- Filter folder contents by file type
- Option to auto-sync pinned content while on 3G
- Richer Google Presentations viewing experience
- Basic table support in Documents Editor
- Create, reply and resolve comments in Documents Editor
- View and change fonts in Documents Editor
- Pinch to zoom in Documents Editor
- Print files using Google Cloud Print
- Option to resume interrupted uploads