Updated Google Drive lets you scan documents and allows cloud printing on Android

Seems like Google has been on roll recently.  Along with many updates discussed last week in Google+ and all, today Google Drive also get a refreshed look and some important features.

Google has updated the Android Drive app with a card like look and much more cleaner interface.  This interface is kind of becoming standard for all official Google apps now a day.  From a major update point of view – it adds document scanning capability and you can also print on any device supported by cloud printing.  Today’s update brings following new features/changes:

Google Drive Android Screenshots

Google Drive Android Screenshots

  • New grid view makes it easier to find your files
  • New quick preview lets you view photos and other files from within the app
  • Scan documents, receipts and letters for safe keeping in Drive using OCR technology
  • Search by contents these documents once uploaded
  • Download a copy of files to your local device
  • Spreadsheet editor now supports changing fonts, colors and cell alignment
  • View properties of files from within the editors

I must say though that the scanning feature didn’t quite work for me on Samsung Galaxy S3.  It kept on showing the image in a compressed line towards right.  No document.  Hopefully, it gets fixed soon.

Google Drive Scan Documents

Google Drive Scan Documents

Download or update Google Drive from Google Play.  Read more about these changes on Google Drive Blog.