Google Drive Updated With Rich Notifications, Easier Access When File Sharing

An update for Google Drive is rolling out, bringing three features for those who use the service routinely on mobile devices. Once updated, users will have easier access to granting and gaining access to restricted files, the ability to preview files without a Google account on an Android device, and rich notifications when files are shared with you. (more…)

Google Debuts Native Classroom App for Android and iOS, Slims the Gap Between Educators and Students

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…)

Gmail Update to Version 4.9 Brings Streamlined Google Drive Attachment Feature

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…)