Google says Drive is now “optimized for iOS 8″ — this basically refers to implementing features only available in Apple’s latest operating system version. The app also now scales properly on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays.
The biggest addition for iOS 8 devices is that Google Drive now lets you open files in other apps. When you’re done, you can also save them back to Google Drive, which will in turn sync them across your other devices. If this sounds familiar, that’s because the Chrome extension released yesterday offers the exact same functionality.
The second iOS 8 feature is Touch ID support for unlocking Google Drive. If you prefer using your finger, you can now do so rather than the Passcode Lock feature, though that option is still available.
The last feature worth noting is for all iOS versions. You can now save videos from Google Drive to your device’s camera roll. To do so, just tap the File Info icon, hit Open In, and choose Save Video.
The full Google Drive 3.3.0 for iOS changelog is as follows:
- Open from and save to Drive in other apps (iOS 8 only)
- Unlock Drive using Touch ID (iOS 8 only)
- Save videos from Drive to your device (tap File Info icon > Open In > Save Video)
- Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iOS 8 compatibility
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
More to follow
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