Google today updated its native Drive app for iOS with support for comments and image swiping. You can download the latest version of the app now directly from Apple’s App Store.
Comment support for Google Docs files means you can now view, create, reply to, and resolve comments directly from the app. This is key if you use your phone as a productivity device and share documents with multiple friends or colleagues.
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The Drive app now also lets you browse through all your images on your iPhone or iPad by simply swiping through them. If you’re using Google Drive as your main repository for photos, which Google naturally hopes you are, this will be particularly useful for showing off your collection to friends (or even browsing through it by yourself).
Neither of these additions are major, but they are part of an ongoing trend where Google updates its mobile apps on a regular basis. When it comes to Google Drive, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the iOS app is lagging behind its Android counterpart.
The last Google Drive for iOS update was less than two months ago. Google Drive for Android meanwhile received a major update less than two weeks ago, adding a new card-style view, quick preview, OCR document scanning, file downloads, and more.
We said at the time that we’d keep a look out and let you know if these Android features came to iOS. It appears Google isn’t yet ready to push them out for Apple users. We’ll continue to keep you updated in regards to both platforms, and of course if Google ever chooses to support another rival mobile platform.
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