Google Drive for iPhone and iPad Finally Launches

While it failed to announce Google Drive for iPhone and iPad at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote, the company has made up for it by both announcing and releasing Google Drive for the iPhone and iPad today.

The dedicated iPhone and iPad app is now available on the iTunes store which means those rocking an Apple device can now access their files stored through Google’s cloud storage service using their smartphone or tablet.

Google had long ago said that the apps were 98% done and finally, it has delivered.

Google Drive for iPhone and iPad Now Available.

The app is available right now for those with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or higher. That means that those still stuck on iOS 4 or below will have to upgrade in order to use Google Drive for iOS.

This is what Google Drive on the iPhone looks like.

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Features of Google Drive for iPhone and iPad include:

- Quickly and easily access and view your documents, photos and videos anywhere
- Make files available offline so you can view them even when you don’t have Internet connection
- Easily share files with collaborators on the go
- Sync files across your desktop and all your devices
- Open files from Drive with other apps installed on your device
- Star your most important files to easily find them later

Read: Google Drive Vs. Dropbox: Cloud Syncing Showdown.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud storage solution and the company’s competitor to services like Dropbox.

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The service offers users 5GB of cloud storage for free and those who need more storage space are able to purchase more if needed. For 25GB of extra storage, it costs$2.49 per month. 100GB is $4.99 a month and those who need a ton of space can opt for 1TB for $49.99 a month.

Comments

  1. Tom says

    it’d be better if I could email a file from the iphone to someone. Until til that happens I need to stick with evernote.

  2. Ben says

    Tom is right – it’s all very well being able to ‘share’ a document, but this is pretty useless in a place like China where you would need VPN to view such documents on Google’s service. Every other hosting/sharing app seems to have a basic email attachment function on the iPhone. Otherwise, I’ll still have to use other Google Drive-accessing iphone apps to handle this most basic of basic functions.

    • D says

      Agreed. I’ve busted my balls today tryin to email from the app. Couldn’t do it, so it was a lot of swearing in my life :))

      • pudg3 says

        Did the same, spent at least half an hour trying the app itself and its web based page but to no avail. Just emailed directly from Pages itself, much easier :)

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