Google has added full-document spell check and customised lists to Drive. Now, users to spell check an entire document or presentation at once instead of resolving misspellings individually.
There are also new presets that allow users to customise lists. They can change the colour, size and style of individual bullets or create their own. Learn more in the Google+ post here.
Google has updated its Drive app for Android. It has a new user interface that displays files as tiles with previews. The user can swipe between files to see quick previews before downloading them for offline access.
There is also an option to take photos of receipts and other important documents using the phone’s camera. The photo can then be cropped and then saved in colour or black and white as a PDF in Google Drive.
Google Drive uses optical character recognition (OCR) on these photos so the user can search the text and has Cloud Print support so documents and photos can be printed. Google Sheets also has cells that are easier to edit and adjustable font sizes.
Using Google Drive on an Android device? Download the update on Google Play here.
Google has announced that developers can now add a “Save to Drive” button to their websites to allow their users to save files to Google Drive. When a user clicks the button, the file will be downloaded to their computer and then automatically uploaded to their Google Drive.
Interested in adding a “Save to Drive” button to a website? Copy the code from the post here and change the filenames.
Google has updated shared folders in its cloud storage solution Google Drive. The layout of files in a shared folder has been improved and there is a new preview function that makes it possible to quickly flip between files.
There is also a new “Add to Drive” button in the top-right corner that makes it easy to download a copy of the shared folder with a single click.
Amazon has added file syncing to their Cloud Drive app, so users can store and access files in the Amazon Cloud from a folder on their computers. The app works on both PC and Mac, but it requires Java to be installed.
Amazon Cloud Drive offers 5GB of storage for free and has the option to buy more storage from 20 GB for $10 a year to 1000 GB for $500 a year, which works out as $1 per year for every 2 GB.
Google has released its Google Drive Realtime API to allow third-party developers to integrate Google Drive’s features into their apps. Google Drive lets users create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online and have multiple users edit at the same time with all their changes saved automatically.
There are currently three apps that have enabled collaboration using the Google Drive Realtime API: Neutron Drive, an online text and source code editor, Gantter, a free online project scheduler, and draw.io, a diagramming application.
Interested in adding collaboration using Google Drive to an app? Read the documentation here.