Earlier this week, you may have heard that Google launched two standalone apps specifically for Google Docs and Google Sheets. At the time, we were wondering whether this would cause any changes in Google Drive and today our questions have been answered. Today, Google Drive gets updated to version 18.104.22.168, and most crucially, requires that you download the Docs and Sheets apps to make changes to relevant documents.
This is probably a logical move to create separate apps from Google Drive to handle documents as Google Drive is increasingly being touted as Google‘s answer to cloud storage. In addition to this change, Google has also rearranged the slide-out menu to make it a bit more streamlined and accessible. For the full list of changes:
- Rearranged slide-out navigation panel with settings link (no longer in overflow menu)
- Prompts to install Docs and Sheets for editing capability
- Automatically uses Docs and Sheets apps in Drive
- New file button now in overflow menu
- New refresh item in overflow menu
The update is rolling out now, however if you haven’t got the update yet and need to have the latest and greatest, we have the APK file available for download below:
Google Drive version 22.214.171.124 APK download
Let us know what you think about these standalone apps and what you think about Google Drive now in the comments.
Source: Android Police