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Drive App for Android Adds Doc Scanning, Cloud Print – Kills Project Hosting on Google Code

Update 06/04: Google Drive app for iPhone and iPad now lets you browse through all your images by simply swiping through them.

Additionally, those who enjoy productivity on the go, you can now view, create, and reply to comments in Docs files.

Swipe through images, view, create, and reply to comments:

Google Drive app for iPhe: Swipe photos Google Drive for iPad: swich images, view, create and reply to comments

Today the Google Drive app for Android is getting several improvements to make creating and accessing your stuff on-the-go easier.

First up, Drive files will now be displayed in a clean, simple card-style helping you find the content you care about.

“You can swipe between files to see large previews that let you quickly review and discover the information you’re looking for. And if you want to keep some Drive files on your Android device, you’ll now be able to “download a copy” from the actions menu inside settings,” informs Google.

In addition, you can also now “keep track of important paper documents” like receipts, letters, and billing statements. “Simply click “Scan” from the Add New menu, snap a photo of your document, and Drive will turn the document into a PDF that’s stored for safekeeping. And because Drive can recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, a simple search will retrieve the scanned document later,” explains Google.

Google Drive app for Android adds documents scanning

Google has also improved the editing experience in Google Sheets–now you can adjust font types and sizes for a spreadsheet and tweak the cell text colors and cell alignment right from the app.

Plus, the Drive app now comes with “Cloud Print” support so you can print anything from Drive with a Cloud Ready printer.

You can download the latest Google Drive app on Google Play.

Google Drive app for Android Collage

Also, Google has just announced of deprecating “Project Hosting on Google Code”, stating that starting of May 22, “existing projects that do not have any downloads and all new projects will not have the ability to create downloads,” adding it said “all existing projects with downloads will see no visible changes until January 14, 2014 and will no longer have the ability to create new downloads starting on January 15, 2014.”

All existing downloads in these projects will continue to be accessible for the foreseeable future.

Google notes, that if a project is using downloads to host and distribute files and has a need to periodically create new downloads, “is recommend to move downloads to an alternate service like Google Drive before January 15, 2014.”

If you choose to move your files to Google Drive, check out the help article.

Those not aware, “Project Hosting on Google Code provides a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Each project comes with its own member controls, Subversion/Mercurial/Git repository, issue tracker, wiki pages, and downloads service.”

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