Earlier this week, Google released an iPhone application for its new Google Drive service. While this much awaited app was a welcome addition for iPhone users, in several ways it has missed the mark.
The application allows users to view their Google Drive files in a clean and stylish interface. The app allows users to select certain files for offline viewing which is great for those traveling to areas where cell reception is hit and miss.
The app does certainly seem to be mostly read-only, offering little or no additional function. Users are unable to upload new files, create new docs or even edit existing documents. Why Google has omitted this functionality is certainly a mystery, since opening the Google Drive website in a mobile browser such as Google's new Chrome Browser for iOS allows full functionality (and works well!).
In summary, the application really does have a nice interface and is perfect for those who require access to their files while away from a proper internet collection, but offers little to those who want to be able to upload files through the app. Competitors Box and Dropbox offer this natively through their applications.