by Brent Dirks
April 8, 2013
Google Drive, the official iOS app of the file storage and syncing service, has just been updated with a very nice feature. Version 1.3 of the app allows iPhone users to take advantage of landscape mode while editing documents and spreadsheets, which should make that process much easier compared to portrait mode. The other major improvement with the update is focused on Google Docs. It now loads much faster, and even includes quicker editing support. Also included is the usual amount of bug fixes. Google Drive is a universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded in the App Store now for free. While Google Drive was originally launched last April, iOS users didn’t get an iOS compatible app for another two months. And version 1.1, which launched in September, finally included a well-rounded set of document creation, editing, and management tools. Before the most recent update, version 1.2.2 arrived in January and was highlighted by the ability to upload multiple photos and videos to the service. It also brought some improvements for editing spreadsheets and presentations.