Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Open Documents On Google Drive With Desktop Apps With Ease.

If you use Google Drive, (who does not? if you are not jump ri to the bottom and follow Google's instructions to get it setup :) ), you will be a bit, lot more happier than yesterday. Today Google posted about a great new feature for its cloud storage service, Google Drive. The new feature in a form of Chrome extension will allow users to more easily launch the files they have saved in the cloud using their preferred desktop applications. With the Chrome extension. installed, users will be able to right-click on documents or other files stored in Google Drive and open them using a compatible application on their computer. It cuts like a switchblade and Please note the extension will be rolling out over the next several days.

Google tells us;
"To get started, install the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC (version 1.18) and sync your files. Then, visit Google Drive in your Chrome browser (make sure you’re on the new Google Drive). Finally, right-click on the file and select “Open with” to see a list of compatible applications on your computer that can open it. For example, you can choose to open a PDF file with Adobe Reader, or a .psd with Photoshop, make your edits and save back changes to Drive which will sync across all your devices and other collaborators. If you have any questions about this feature, you can learn more in the Help Center."

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