Google Drive for iOS adds sorting, searching

Now iPhone and iPad users can sort their files and execute find/replace searches in documents.

Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET

Google Drive for iOS continues to take small steps in becoming more like its Android counterpart.

Yesterday, Google updated the app with two small but welcome additions: file sorting and a find/replace feature for documents.

Now, when viewing your main file list, you'll see a Sort button in the upper-right corner. Tap it to access the following new options:

  • Last edited by me
  • Last modified
  • Last opened by me
  • Title (the default)

Google Drive also offers a helpful new tool for anyone who relies on the app for document editing: find-and-replace.

When you have a document open, you can tap the magnifying glass icon, then enter your "find" parameter in the upper field and, if you want, a "replace" string in the lower one:

Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET

Also included in Google Drive 2.2.0 for iOS: "a few under-the-hood stability improvements."

What are your thoughts on these additions? Does the Google Drive app give you enough tools to keep you productive while on the go? Is the Android version better? Share your opinions in the comments.

 

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