Google Drive for Android Gets Card UI, Better Scanner

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Google has rolled out an update to its Google Drive app for Android, adding the company’s popular cards feature to the app.

The app offers an entirely new user interface with a heavy focus on the cards. When users sign into the app, they will see all of their uploaded files as cards, which display a preview, file name and icon corresponding to the type of document. The new card-based UI is the default setting on the update, but users have the option of switching back to the list view.

Additionally, the app update bolsters the scanning function, automatically cropping photos to contain just the document that needs to be uploaded.

Beyond all of that, users can now tweak text settings in sheets.

Cards are already the backbone of Google Now. Google also announced that cards will be coming to Google Search within Chrome and the new and improved Google Maps. 

The Google Drive app is available as a free download or update in Google Play and is compatible with devices running Android 2.1 or later.



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