Google Drive Search Gets Smarter; What It Means For Biz Users

by CXOtoday News Desk    Sep 21, 2016


The search box in Google Drive is getting an upgrade that will make it function more like Google Search, Google announced this morning on its latest blog post. This could be a major development for every kind of business user who uses Google Drive to manage and organize their data.

The newest upgrade in Google drive Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an advanced way to search data from drive according to the Google way of saying “search like you talk.” With this new feature there will be no hassle for a professionals to go through file after file to get the correct one one can just type things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” or “show me presentations from Anissa” and Google drive will find that for you. The Drive will understand what you mean and give you the option to click for those specific search results, the search giant said in the blog.

Also as professionals make typos when trying to find a doc fast, under work pressure but the new Drive upgrade has a new autocorrect feature that suggests corrections to misspelled search terms — which can really help enterprise professionals when they are in need to meet the deadlines.

There are few small mighty features in Google Docs to help professionals to ease the workload which includes one can now split document into multiple columns in Docs. So creating spreadsheet in docs will not be hassle anymore.

Mostly work happens in all types of file formats therefore when open, convert and edit non-Google files in Docs, Sheets and Slides, Google drive will automatically save a copy of it. Which will release professionals from the fear of losing files. One can easily view or download the non-Google source file in its original format directly from Revision History in Docs, Sheets and Slides on the web.

Google Drive was launched on April 29, 2012, and had 240 million monthly active users in October 2014. Google said in September 2015 that they had over one million individual or organizational paid users of Google Drive, who had made new security and privacy additions.

Earlier in August at Google Atmosphere 2016, Mumbai  Bill Hippenmeyer, Global Head of Enterprise Solutions Engineering Google said “Google Apps are transforming the traditional work culture and pushing enterprises towards ‘Productivity to maximum velocity’ and Google is also adding new features for documents and spreadsheets that are built for collaborations. ”

Google said that the new features are available globally and enterprises can easily adopt the features to ease out daily workflow.