This isn’t directly Android-related, but Google announced this morning that Docs, Sheets, and Slides all have brand new individual home screens that are accessible through the web. As you would expect, they are certainly inspired by Material Design, with a new hamburger menu, card-like interface, and floating “+” button to create new sheets/slides/docs.
These new app home screens for Google’s office suite allow you to quickly get back to your most recently edited files without having to first enter Drive or do any sort of searching. By entering a specific app home screen, you are presented with big imagery of your recently opened files. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
To see for yourself, hit up the direct links below. (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…)
As QuickOffice quietly moves towards obsoletion, Google is doing its darnedest to integrate all of the deprecated app’s features into its office suite. If today’s massive updates to Docs and Sheets are any indication, the team is nearly finished. (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…)
Again, it’s not you, it’s Google.
Hangouts is currently down, though the apps status dashboard doesn’t reflect the situation.
Update 9:36AM: Google has updated their dashboard to show that there is a service interruption. They are “investigating reports of an issue with Google+ Hangouts” and “will provide more information shortly.” (more…)