Just in time for the beginning of many students’ second school semester, Google has unveiled a native Classroom app for Android and iOS.
If Classroom sounds a little familiar, that is because the pedagogical service’s launch six months ago sort of slipped under the radar. Essentially, Classroom is a digital organizer that aims to make curriculum management as painless as possible for educators and their pupils. It facilitates the creation and collection of assignments paperlessly, of course, but also lets teachers send announcements, store project materials in dedicated Drive folders, and deliver real-time feedback and grades. (more…)
If you needed an easier way to search through your Drive account, instead of manually opening and typing in what you need to find, Google has enabled users to simply state “Ok Google, search for xyz on Drive,” with results then taking you straight into the Drive app without you having to lift a finger. (more…)
The updates don’t stop with Google Docs and Google Wallet today, as updates were just pushed to a large number of Google apps through Google Play. Inside a few, users will find Material Design makeovers, but in others, such as Google Camera and Android Wear, bug fixes and other minor tweaks rest inside. (more…)
A new update to Gmail brings a streamlined Google Drive file attachment feature, which should make sharing files from your account to another person a few seconds faster.
Before, users would hit “attach file” through an email draft, then select to share a file from Google Drive. Then, they would browse their Drive folders to find the file which they wanted to share. Now, users can select “Insert from Drive,” from the email draft, completely skipping the part of attaching a file from within Drive. Convenient. (more…)
According to Google’s Apps Status Dashboard, Google Drive is experiencing difficulties. If you are experiencing issues, know that Google is already looking into it.
To keep an eye on the status of Drive, head over to the Status Dashboard.
Update: Google says that all things are back to normal. Go spreadsheet something.
The HTC One (M8) for AT&T is receiving a minor update today to build 1.58.502.1. The update includes Extreme Power Saving Mode, new photo editing features and Duo Camera effects, and fixes a bug that was preventing owners of the device from claiming their free 50GB of Google Drive space.
That’s pretty much it. (more…)
While Google Drive is a centralized hub for storing and editing your documents in the cloud, Google wanted to make it easier for users to access specific types of documents while on the go. To do this, the company has released updated standalone applications for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. From now on, users can access their data sheets or word documents all from their own respective applications. (more…)
I have been a big fan of Dropbox for a long time. It’s a great service to back up and sync documents, photos, videos, and whatever else, but when Google announced the massive price cuts to Google Drive storage plans, I made the switch. After a few days of uploading, I had all of my Dropbox data imported into Google Drive, but I still needed to find an easy way for my wife and I to upload our pictures and videos from our phones to Drive. (more…)