By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 21, 2013 07:12 AM EST
Google Drive is getting better almost every day, and now there's more for fans to look forward to from the app.
Per reports, the Google Drive app has been updated, and the app's newest and updated version is now offering even more options and features than its previous versions.
As expected, there's the usual assortment of bug-fixes to make the app more user-friendly, alongside a wide variety of performance enhancements. However, these are not the only changes made to the app as it is now offering more features.
The current presentation view has finally received the highly anticipated pinch-to-zoom support. This is an important addition to the app considering how some of these documents are often meant for display with a projector on a big screen.
Moreover, sometimes these documents also contain a host of tiny details that need to be magnified, and the pinch-to-zoom support is the perfect answer for that.
"It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best way to find something is to start looking. Beginning today, Google Drive will let you quickly preview more than 30 file types and quickly flip between files until you find the one you want," the official Blog states.
"You'll see the new preview automatically if you open a photo, video, or PDF. To see a preview of a Google document, right-click on the file name and select "preview." Once the preview window is open, you can click on the arrows on either side to flip to other files. And right from within the preview, you can watch video files or scroll through multi-page documents."
Apart from the pinch-to-zoom support, users on Android 3.0 and higher can now also stream videos that they have stored in their Google Drive, and this makes the cloud storage solution a bit better, overall.
"It's interesting that the streaming video is for Android 3.0+, because Google usually ignores the existence of Honeycomb, and starts support for advanced features with Ice Cream Sandwich," Phone Arena writes.
Users can also select and copy text from the preview, and that's even applicable for a PDF or Microsoft Word document. Apart from that, the zoom buttons can also be used to see a file in more detail.
Each file preview also gives the user one-click access to share, download, print or open a file for editing.
Head over here to download Google Drive.
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