iPad Safari: Google drive + google doc on iPadOS? (Ios 13)

TinaBelcher

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Anyone who has installed the beta, that can tell me if google drive actually works on safari? On iOS it’s not clickable because it used some type of code/flash or whatever you wanna call it, so I cannot open anything. Is ipadOS going to make it work like on a Mac, so I don’t need to use the poorly google doc app anymore?
 

Feenician

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Anyone who has installed the beta, that can tell me if google drive actually works on safari? On iOS it’s not clickable because it used some type of code/flash or whatever you wanna call it, so I cannot open anything. Is ipadOS going to make it work like on a Mac, so I don’t need to use the poorly google doc app anymore?
It's hard to tell what you mean by actually works since I've never used Google Drive before but I was just able to log in to the web ui on Safari on iPhone and upload an arbitrary file. I did have to load the desktop version of the site, otherwise Google push the app.
 

TinaBelcher

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It's hard to tell what you mean by actually works since I've never used Google Drive before but I was just able to log in to the web ui on Safari on iPhone and upload an arbitrary file. I did have to load the desktop version of the site, otherwise Google push the app.
What I mean, by my experience when using google drive on desktop version is that it shows it as it should, but when I try click on add new document it won’t respond. It’s as if I was clicking on an image without a link code to take me on to the next page or window. Therefor, all I can do is viewing the drive but not access or work in a google doc on safari
 

Feenician

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What I mean, by my experience when using google drive on desktop version is that it shows it as it should, but when I try click on add new document it won’t respond. It’s as if I was clicking on an image without a link code to take me on to the next page or window. Therefor, all I can do is viewing the drive but not access or work in a google doc on safari
If I'm understanding you correctly then it seems to work fine here. When I click New I get a menu and can upload a file from the Camera or Files app there just fine. BTW it works on iPad without even specifically loading the Desktop site. One caveat I see is that Folder Upload won't work since I don't think the Files document picker really has that concept. Otherwise it seems to work fine.
 

TinaBelcher

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If I'm understanding you correctly then it seems to work fine here. When I click New I get a menu and can upload a file from the Camera or Files app there just fine. BTW it works on iPad without even specifically loading the Desktop site. One caveat I see is that Folder Upload won't work since I don't think the Files document picker really has that concept. Otherwise it seems to work fine.
But what about creating and opening a documen and folder? That’s what I want to know. It doesn’t work for me. When I click on a folder it won’t open, when I click on a doc I can’t write in it.
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It used to work almost perfect already on 12, it’s absolutely perfect now, except of course there’s no right mouse button support.
When you try to click on a folder does it open it? Nothing happens when I do. And the same goes for making a new doc, I don’t get access to actually edit it.
 

Feenician

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But what about creating and opening a documen and folder? That’s what I want to know. It doesn’t work for me. When I click on a folder it won’t open, when I click on a doc I can’t write in it.
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When you try to click on a folder does it open it? Nothing happens when I do. And the same goes for making a new doc, I don’t get access to actually edit it.
Did some more testing. Was able to create folders, create and edit documents with no issues.
 
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