Google makes a few changes to its Drive apps on iOS and Android

You know that thing where you try and get as much work done as you can before the end of the year? Tie up loose ends so that you can start the new year with a clean slate? That seems to be the mindset over at Google: After adding Office-file conversion in Gmail, the company has issued a handful of miscellaneous updates to its Drive apps for both iOS and Android. Basically, the sort of stuff they had probably been meaning to get around to for a while, but didn't until now. In any case, here's what's on tap. If you're an Android user, you'll find that you can now search for files from within the Google search app, even by using the "OK Google" voice command. Essentially, then, you can get to your files without actually having to open the Drive app first.

Secondly, if you're on iOS, you can upload content to Drive from other iOS apps. Either way, regardless of which operating system you use, you can now access and share custom maps that you've created with Google My Maps. The iOS update is already live, so you should go ahead and download the update when you get the chance. All those changes on Android, meanwhile, will apparently roll out over the next week, so keep an eye out for that.