Josh Hudgins, Product Manager at Google has stated in an official blog post that users can now use the new Save to Drive Chrome extension to capture content from anywhere on the web and store it in Drive. The first step, obviously is installing the extension, after which users can click on the Drive extension icon to save. Using the Chrome extension, users can save an image comprising an entire page or an image of the visible page, the HTML source code and/or a Web archive (.mht). Alternatively, users can right-click on images or links and save them directly to Drive. Hudgins explains further that once users have saved using the extension, they will be able to spot options to immediately open the file in Drive, rename it, or view it in their Drive list – herein they can either add it to a folder or share it with others. 

Extension lets you save images to Drive

Extension lets you save images to Drive

Also part of the changelog are a host of new ways in which users can work with the images, they're storing in Drive. They can now zoom by scrolling  or using the new 'fit to page' and 100% buttons. Interestingly, if users have something to say about a certain image, they can. All they have to do is select a region and add a comment.  

Google recently launched an update to Google Drive that includes a new native editor that lets you create a new spreadsheet or edit an existing one right from the Drive app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can switch fonts, resize columns, sort data and do much more in a spreadsheet. And just like on the online service, you will be able to see other people’s edits and comments in real time. 

It lets you add comments to a specific part of an image

It lets you add comments to a specific part of an image

More interestingly, Google Drive now lets you create a shortcut to Drive files and folders on your homescreen. This will allow you to directly access frequently accessed files and folders from the shortcuts on the homescreen instead of having to navigate to the Drive app, opening it and then browsing to the desired file or folder. This feature can be quite useful if you have a truckload of files and folders stored on Drive.

A recent update allows users to insert files from Drive directly into an email, without having to abandon their mail. Available on the new compose feature, the way this new method works is that users will be required to click on the 'Drive' icon while composing an email. This way, users will be able to insert files up to 10GB, i.e. 400 times larger than what they could typically send as a traditional attachment. Phil Sharp, Product Manager at Google, explains that because the file being sent is stored in the cloud, all of the user's recipients will be able to access the most up-to-date version of the file. This way, users can escape the common frustration of not being able to attach a file to an email because it's too large to send. 

Publish date: December 12, 2012 10:46 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 5:38 am

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