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September 17, 2013

Google updates Drive with new UI, features and settings

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Google have been busy updating Drive rolling out the new update to devices. Which include several new features, it has already updated my HTC One and Nexus 7 (2013). Although at first glance the new changelog states “Bug fixes and other improvements” may not say very much, the detail is that there has actually been quite a few changes in the latest version.

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First off and most noticeable is the move from the  “holo dark” theme to a “holo light,” which is more in-keeping with the latest update in the Gmail app for those who use it.. On the main screen you’ll notice a new action bar running along the bottom with options to upload, create and scan, where the “create” option gives you a familiar menu to make new folders, documents and spreadsheets, etc. This new bottom bar replaces the old plus button in the top action bar, and hides when you scroll down your documents list.

You’ll also find a good grouping of new features in the spreadsheet editor for merging and locking cells, and new options to improve your new scans. There are small tweaks and improvements across the entire app, leading to what seems like an improved experience all-around for us. You can grab the latest version from the Play Store link above.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini