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How to open files in desktop apps from Google Drive on the web

Ian Paul | Nov. 10, 2014
Google's latest 'blend online with offline' trick is automatically opening Google Drive files from the web with your desktop apps.

I suppose it comes down to convenience. If you're more accustomed to living in the browser, right-clicking inside the web app is a simpler workflow than re-navigating your way to the document in File Explorer or an Office app.

Plus, it's kinda neat and who doesn't love to have another way to open apps?

Google's new feature works on Mac and Windows.

 

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