Even though Google and Apple have been at each other neck for some time, Google at its annual I/O event in San Francisco, California announced its official Google Drive app for the iOS on June 28. This universal app is available for free download for the iPhone and the iPad on the App Store.
So what does Google Drive app do?
Google’s Drive app enables users to access their documents and folders stored in their own Google account as well the shared ones too. Documents have the starred option making them easier to find and can also be made offline via the items details view panel option. Option for increased storage space on Google’s servers is also included as an in-app purchase item.
But the Google Drive’s iOS version lack editing capability. Instead Google is promoting the app as a quick and easy way to manage and view files, photos and videos stored on Google’s servers. Sharing files with collaborators and of course, syncing with desktop devices are also built in the app. So to address the editing option it seems that Google is using the Open In menu option of other iOS apps giving the users to import docs there and edit them and such.
However, the app is designed to work an all screen sizes and resolutions of all iPhones and iPads, only that the users will be able see more panels and media on the iPads large displays.