Apple iPhone owners that use Google's applications have got a boost from an update that links Gmail closer to the firm's Drive storage and contacts tool.
Simon Forsyth, Google software engineer, introduced the iOS update and explained that now both Android and Apple users can now be sure that whenever and wherever they are, they will be able to share and receive documents through Drive.
The update, which has already appeared on the Android OS, is new to iOS, and Forsyth said that it makes the mobile app as capable as the desktop version, and reduce on-the-road issues.
"Important stuff doesn't always happen when you're conveniently sitting at your desk. Maybe you're out to dinner when your boss tells you that she needs the latest project proposal ASAP. While we can't make your life more predictable, today's update to the Gmail iOS app, along with earlier updates to the Gmail Android app, makes it easier to get stuff done on-the-go," he said.
"Just like with Gmail on the web, you can now insert files from Google Drive directly into an email on your phone or tablet."
The update also brings in better management of accounts and will let users select which of any addresses they might use are visible to contacts.
As in the desktop version the app shows whether the user has already shared the file, and will let you change sharing settings to limit who sees files and what they can do with them.
Forsyth added that the update also lets users import pictures from their camera roll to set as their profile picture.
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