Google continues to work to make its office suite as complete as possible and, within this grid of applications to work in the cloud, we can count Google Drive.
Yes, it’s basically Google’s “cloud hard drive”, but these last few years has gradually expanded and increasing the compatibility with documents to, for example, take us directly to Docs. Now go a step further because the new Google Drive update allows us to edit PDF to take notes, draw or highlight text.
The new Google Drive feature is slowly coming
The truth is that this function It’s quite simple, but it can be very useful in some cases. For example, this weekend I am going to dedicate myself to reviewing all the menus of restaurants that I have been to recently and highlighting the dishes that I liked the most.
To do so, all you have to do is open Google Drive on your Android mobile and select a PDF. You will not see anything strange, but if you tap on the screen you will see how a pencil icon appears in the bottom left (if you hold the mobile vertically, of course).
A toolbar will be displayed with a highlighter, pen, eraser, undo and redo controls, and an eye icon to show before and after.
To scroll through the document you must use two fingers (drag to move around the document and pinch to zoom) and I really like the underline option. And it is that, the program recognizes the text and there is no possibility that you get out of the line. It is quite comfortable.
Now, you may not be able to access this feature yet. Google announced it a few days ago and, as we see in 9to5Google, it has started to launch with the version 2.23.081.2 of Drive for Androidbut it may not have reached all regions.
There are updates that are released in rounds and, for example, while from Spain I can use this new function perfectly, my colleague Iván Ramírez has not been able to from Thailand. So, be patient, he will arrive at some point or another.