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This article was published on October 29, 2014

Google Drive for Android gets Material Design and updated search, sharing and PDF tools

Google Drive for Android gets Material Design and updated search, sharing and PDF tools
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Google is updating its Google Drive Android app with a new Material Design look, as well as a few new features.

First is a small improvement to its search tool – it now updates the results while you’re typing to save you some time while looking for a document.

Next up, you can now add messages when you share a file to give details about why you’re sharing, as well as change privacy sharing for files.

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Finally, the PDF viewer is getting an update to let you search for and copy text from a PDF without needing to enter a separate app.

Small changes, but they should make the app a little more useful, as well as help approximate some of the desktop functionality mobile users have missed out on.

Better ways to find, view, and share in Drive for Android [Google Drive Blog]

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