Google has updated the Drive app for iOS, which now lets you edit documents in landscape mode. Google Drive for iOS has been bumped to version 1.3.0 with this update, and the search giant has promised faster response times. The update also includes a few bug fixes.

If you’re an iOS user who is heavily dependent on using Google Drive, this news is bound to bring some cheer. You no longer need to edit your documents on your iPhone or iPad in the cramped portrait mode. You can now turn your device and use the landscape mode to make changes to your files. This mode will work for both document editing and spreadsheet editing, cutting down on the time you require to write these up. Unfortunately, the landscape mode is not available throughout the rest of Google Drive.

Now enabled with landscape mode editing!

Now enabled with landscape mode editing!

Google seems to be taking no chances when it comes to Google Drive. Even though there is no set pattern for updates for most other Google apps, Google Drive receives regular updates and you can spot the pattern if you look closely. Every month, Google Drive for Android or iOS gets a refresh. If it’s Android one month, you can be assured the iOS app is getting some new features the next.

The iOS version of the app was last updated in January. The update gave it the ability to upload multiple images and videos to Drive. QuickOffice users could also now open and save back to Drive too.

In February, Google Drive for Android received an update that brought along a couple a new features and performance improvements. Google promised a faster experience across the refreshed app, but did not elaborate on the performance improvements incorporated. A useful new feature was video streaming for phones running Android 3.0 and up. So if you have a device running Honeycomb or later, you will be able to watch clips and videos shared with you by your family and friends on Google Drive.

Google is trying to cover up the distance between Google Drive’s iOS and Android apps and it is doing pretty well so far. You can download Google Drive for iOS from the App Store.

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