Google Drive for iOS Updated With Card-Style Layout, Quick File Sharing

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google today announced a newly redesigned version of its Google Drive app for iOS, which incorporates the company's card-style layout that has been used across many of its mobile apps like Google+.

    The new look features thumbnails that display file content, but it also retains the traditional app layout. Users can toggle between the thumbnail view and the list view with the tap of a button.

    Google Drive now supports viewing and editing files in landscape mode and folders are grouped more intuitively. Google has also made it easier to copy and share links to files, and search is located more prominently to make finding files simpler.

    Google Drive can be downloaded from the App Store for free and the update should be live later today. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google Drive for iOS Updated With Card-Style Layout, Quick File Sharing
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Looks nice, heading over to check it out!
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    It was about time Drive got updated
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    Interesting to see major apps carry over and keep their app design same across platforms. It used to be that you design your app to meet the design theme of the OS. No more. The Facebook app is a great example. It looks exactly the same on iOS, Android and Windows phone.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2006
    Am I the only one who still doesn't see this update? I saw 9to5mac post about this early this afternoon and it's been like 7 hours... nothing.

    Running iOS 7b6 and Mavericks DP7
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Same. As the article stated, check back later today.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2006
    I figured 7 hours was "later." guess not.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Same. I've been checking all day after reading that article.
  9. macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Will it wipe all data from Drive like the Authenticator app update?
  10. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Still unsure if my photos should go in Google Drive or Google+...
  11. macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    Meh. I just use Flickr. I can't see how anyone else can beat the storage offered.
  12. macrumors P6

    Oct 17, 2011
    If only it and various other apps allowed for automatic uploads like Dropbox and Google+ do.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2011
    Update just hit for me. Everything looks much better now. Hopefully Chrome is next up on Google's list to revamp.
  14. bchery21, Sep 5, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013

    macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I, too, am yet to see this update. The article says to check later but I read about this update on and still nothing...
    I wish Google would update their Google Voice app but that's never going to happen due to Hangouts :/

    EDIT: got the update this morning and a welcomed one if I may add.
  15. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    Got the update on my end! :D
  16. macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2012
    Banff, AB
    Love it, can hardly find what I wouldn't like comparing to an older version, a really nice update.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit

    True. I wonder if we are seeing hardware/OS commoditization already. I am not sure this will end well for Apple since they will not allow their (few) services on other devices.

  18. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    The Flickr storage is really only a major feature if you actually need hundreds of GB's in the first place, and I think few do.

    What Flickr would need is a file system driver for Windows and OS X to install a new "device", where folders are collections of sets if they have other folders within them, or sets if they are on the root level. Where filenames are photo names, and some XMP tags within the JPEG metadata can be used to set Flickr specific metadata such as tags, which can then of course be read and set by any native application with support for Flickr. The driver would report "no access" to the end user if trying to write something that could not be identified as a JPEG image or exceed maximum file size. Aperture, Lightroom, Preview, etc. wouldn't even need plugins for direct Flickr interchange (rather than explicit "sharing"), since the support would already be there natively from the driver.
  19. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2011
    Looks iOS 7ish
  20. macrumors 6502


    May 11, 2013
    Munich, Germany
    Nah, looks 'googlish'... Just check out all their current apps especially on android.
  21. macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    It depends on how the services are used. I don't bother with iCloud/iMessage
    much since I need to share/communicate with arbitrary users (something similar goes for Google Drive versus Dropbox). I use GMail rather than
    Apple's mail service because I can customise it better (the gmail app is awful though, as is the web interface).
    I do use iTunes/AirPlay, however - it's for personal use and I don't care
    about compatibility.

    I don't really see Apple losing from commodisation - it makes Macs/iDevices more useful overall...
  22. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    Sorry Google my eggs are all in the drop box basket.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Same here and I use iWork in cloud for word processing.
  24. macrumors regular


    Mar 21, 2012
    Florida, USA
  25. macrumors P6

    Oct 17, 2011

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