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Google announced yesterday that they would be expanding the search capabilities of their Google Drive platform. You can now search all of your files at the same time without regard to which device the files were uploaded from.

Other new features include:

  • Narrow your search to a file type from the search box on Android, iOS, and the web.
  • Open advanced search instantly from the search box.
  • Access recent files or search Drive from the home screen using 3D Touch on iOS.
  • Search Drive using the iOS search bar without opening the Drive app.
  • Search for shared files by file owner using their name or email address.
  • Use advanced search options like the date a file was modified, words it contains, or who it was shared with.

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If you’re like me and you don’t organize your files within Google Drive, this will make finding the files you need extremely easy. Gmail, of course, has had this type of search functionality for a long time. It kind of makes me wonder, what took them so long? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Google Drive Blog

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