Showing posts with label Google Drive for iPad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Drive for iPad. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New File Notifications in the Google Drive Mobile Apps

The Google Drive Android and iOS apps have come a long way in the last year. The latest update to the apps makes it easier to know when someone has shared a file with you. Now when someone shares a file with you, you will receive a notification on your Android or iOS device. You will not need to check your email to see these notifications.

Just like the latest version of the Google Drive mobile apps makes it easier to know when something is share with you, it is now easier to know when someone has requested access to a file. Whenever someone requests access to one of your Google Drive files you will receive a notification on your iOS or Android device. And you can grant or deny access with just one tap on your device.

Applications for Education
These updates won't drastically change the way that you and your students use the Google Drive mobile apps, they simply make it easier to know when files are shared. Receiving those notifications could be helpful to students working on group projects. Likewise, receiving those notifications could be convenient for teachers and administrators working on time-sensitive documents or presentations.

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Request - A Video Guide to Using the Google Drive iPad App

Cross-posted from one of my other blogs,

Last Friday I was asked if I could share instructions for teachers and students using the latest version of the Google Drive for iPad app. I'm in the process of organizing all of my screenshots into a PDF. In the meantime, I have the following video overview of how to use the basic features of Google Drive iPad. At the end of the video I offer a tip about using multiple sign-in on shared iPads.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Short Guide to Using Google Drive on Your iPad

Cross-posted from iPad Apps for School

For a devoted Google Drive user like myself having Google Drive on my iPad is a must. Last week I had some questions from readers about how to use Google Drive on their iPads. This weekend I put together a short guide to using Google Drive on your iPad. The guide is embedded below. I am using Scribd to host the document and you can download the guide from Scribd.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tips for Setting Up Google Apps Training Activities - Part 2: Devices

Last week I published an updated version of my guide to Google Drive and Documents for Teachers. I know of a couple of people that are using that guide this week and next week in trainings that they are facilitating. If you are considering using the guide too, I have some tips for you. These tips are part of a larger document that I am developing. The first set of tips was about browser choice. This is the second set of tips.

Unless you’re training session is specifically about using iPads or Android tablets, the best way to introduce new users to all of the Google Documents features is to have them use a browser (again Chrome is preferable) on their laptops. You can certainly have people bring their iPads and or Android tablets to your training session, but make sure that they know that not all of the features available in a desktop browser are also available in the iOS and Android apps.

When I have participants bringing iPads or Android tablets to one of my workshops, my preference is to have people try all of the features of Google Documents in their browsers before moving to their tablets. This way they have exposure to all of the functions of Google Docs. Then when they move to their tablets they can clearly see the differences between the browser experience and the tablet app experience. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Create & Edit Documents in Google Drive for iPad

It was rumored last week on TechCrunch and today it is confirmed by Google, you can now create and edit Google Documents using the Google Drive app for iPad. Starting today if you update Google Drive on your iPad you will be able to create new documents and edit documents using Google Drive on your iPad or iPhone. File management just got easier to because now you can create folders and move files into folders using Google Drive for iOS. And although you cannot create or edit presentations you can now view Google Presentations through the Google Drive iOS app.

Android users aren't left out the exciting updates today. Now you can add comments and reply to comments on documents within your Google Drive for Android app. And as with the iOS app you can now view presentations in the Google Drive for Android app.