Google Drive updated for iOS 7; adds support for multiple accounts

Google is ramping up development of its apps for iOS 7. A few days ago the Google search app for iOS received a significant update which added support for push notifications. Today Google Drive is receiving a big update as well. For those unaware, Google Drive is a cloud storage service by Google that competes with the likes of Dropbox. It’s not really an iCloud competitor so if you’re looking to jump to the cloud on your iPhone, Google Drive could be an ideal choice.

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The update adds a few features which were sorely missing from the iOS 6 app. Google Drive users can now use multiple accounts. You can now switch between work or home accounts or whatever amount of accounts you may have. Another new, highly convenient addition is the support for single sign-in, which means your accounts will appear in Google’s other apps like Google+ or YouTube. The full change log of version 2.1 of the app is as follows.

  • Multiple Account Support. You can now switch between personal, work, or any other Google account
  •  Single Sign In: Sign in once to Google Drive and you’ll automatically be signed in to apps like YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome, and G+
  • Print your files now with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint
  • iOS 7 Support

Visually the app has remained unchanged from before. However thankfully you’re no longer hit in the face with the old iOS 6 keyboard.

Source: iTunes


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