Google Drive made its way to iOS today as an application in the App-store. Its completely free of charge and brings some basic functionality from the online-version. I am not all to impressed by any means, I actually would have expected more out of the app.
With Google Drive users are only allowed to view particular files inside the application, mainly text-based files. The rest require some type of external application to open the file. When it comes to editing users are left with minimal tools. The only editing that can be completed is changing the file name. Text-files can’t even be edited one bit.
You may expect that the ability to upload photo’s from the camera roll is available, but it is not. The only appealing part about the application is the interface itself. I would of expected more, but I guess this isn’t anywhere near DropBox’s caliber.
In a sidenote, Google Drive is a brand new application, so it probably won’t take long for Google to realize they need to add extra functionality to grow its user-base. Text-editing can only be completed through the online Google Drive application. When you attempt to edit a text file you will be brought from the Google Drive app to Safari, asked to login to Google Drive once again, then allowing you to edit what you need.
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On the other hand, if you do enjoy Google Drive and want to add additional files I would suggest you purchase the extra 25 GB of storage for $24.99 a year.
Thoughts on this new Google Drive application…