Google’s Files Go storage management app is getting updated this week, bringing three new features to all users.
The first major change is the expansion of SD card support. With one tap, users can now view files on their SD card in a list or grid view, leading to easier management of files stored on an SD card.
Also, tablets are now supported!
The other change is “Opening files in other apps.” Like you’d see on a desktop computer, users can now select an “Open with” option, meaning you can choose which app you would like to open a certain file you have stored on your device. For example, you can open up that important PDF in your favorite PDF viewer, which apparently wasn’t possible before this update.
Here’s the complete changelog.
- SD cards: We’ve expanded our SD card support since many of you use SD cards to backup important files. With one tap in the list or grid view, you can easily filter to see files stored on your SD card.
- Tablets: Files Go now runs on tablets so you can manage storage and transfer files between your small and big screen Android devices without using any data.
- Opening files in other apps: You can also customize which apps open your files with our new “Open with” flow. This should give you greater flexibility and control when handling all types of files. For example, to open PDF files, you may want to use your favorite PDF viewing app and that’s now possible.
Go grab that update!