Google Drive Improvements


What you love about Google Search — now for Drive

We've all been there. You've logged into Google Drive searching for a document and it's not there. You've filter by "Last Modified" or "By Owner" you start pointing fingers at co-workers. Only to find it when you "Search Drive". No need to get worked up anymore, starting today, new and improved features in Drive makes it easier and faster to find files.  You'll also see a couple of highly-requested Google Docs features that have been added based on customer feedback.

Search faster & with ease

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a fancy way of saying “search like you talk.” You can type things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” or “show me presentations from Anissa.” 

When you hear about the term "Machine Learning" this is what tech people are talking about. The more searches you do, the more Drive will learn your search patterns and give better search results.

Get help with speling — er, spelling

When you're trying to find a doc fast, it's easy for typos to slip into your search. Drive now has a new auto correct feature that suggests corrections to misspelled search terms, — which should make for some really amusing auto corrects. 

Other updates based on user feedback

Google has also added a few small but mighty features in Google Docs to help you create your best work:

  • You can now easily split your document into multiple columns in Docs. Just choose “Columns” in the “Format” drop-down menu when you need more formatting options to get your point across.
  • We know that work happens in all types of file formats. So, when you open, convert and edit non-Google files in Docs, Sheets and Slides, we’ll now save a copy for you. Just view or download the non-Google source file in its original format directly from Revision History in Docs, Sheets and Slides on the web.

With the upgrades to Drive, Google is moving closer to rivaling Microsoft Office 365 in the productivity software field. To learn more about how the two compare to each other, read our blog post:

Review: Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365

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