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Google Drive web viewer can open files using compatible apps

Google Drive web viewer can open files using compatible apps
Mariella Moon
Mariella Moon|@mariella_moon|August 13, 2015 1:38 AM

You can easily launch files within applications on your PC or Mac from the Google Drive folder, but now you can do so straight from the cloud service's web viewer. If you have the viewer loaded on your browser, right click on a file to preview it, then access the "Open With" drop-down menu to see the list of apps you can use. Or, you can just click "Open" to launch the file through the default app associated with it -- PDFs, for instance, can instantly fire up Adobe Reader, while photos can open Preview, Photoshop and any other image editor. You need to make sure the GDrive installed on your computer is the latest version (v. 1.23+), and you need to sync your files. Once that's done, you'll be able to access your Drive's contents more quickly.

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Google Drive web viewer can open files using compatible apps