Google is building a nice little ecosystem around Apple’s iOS by feverishly updating its iPhone and iPad warez with deep cross-app integration. For example, earlier this month the Internet giant refreshed its Chrome iOS browser with the ability to open URLs for YouTube, Maps, Google+ and Drive in Google’s native iOS apps instead of the browser.
Notably absent from that update: the Google Drive client for the iPhone and iPad. Well, Google saw to that with today’s Drive iOS release which can now open links in Google’s Chrome or Apple’s Safari browser. Google Drive version 1.5 also adds support for inserting rows and columns using the “+” button in Google Sheets…
The search monster says clicking on links from within Google documents gives you the option to open in Chrome and Safari. This is different from Google’s other iOS apps which normally feature a toggle in settings to always open links in Chrome.
This release of Google Drive also contains “stabilization and bug fixes”.
The universal app is available free from the App Store.