Non-Google apps in Drive

You can use non-Google apps in Drive to edit images and videos, fax and sign documents, manage projects, create flow charts, and more.

What you can do with non-Google apps

Create files

To create a file with a non-Google app:

  1. Go to
  2. On the left, click New.
  3. Select New file.
  4. Choose an app.
  5. After you save your file, you can find it in "My Drive."

Tip: You can sync files you’ve created using a non-Google app to the Google Drive folder on your computer. Learn how to choose what files sync

Open files

When you open a file, you’ll see the non-Google app as an option in the "Open with" menu. To open a file with a non-Google app:

  1. Go to
  2. Right-click on a file.
  3. Hover over "Open with."
  4. Select an app. Your file will open in the Google Drive app you selected.
Save files

Your non-Google app files are saved automatically to Google Drive if you do one of the following:

  • Make a change to a file.
  • Choose "Export to Google Drive."
  • Choose "Save a copy."
  • Choose "Send to Drive."

Get help for non-Google apps

Non-Google apps have their own terms of use and privacy policies from the company that made the app. If you have a problem with a non-Google app, contact the company that made the app.

To get help for a non-Google app:

  1. Click the settings icon .
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Choose Manage Apps.
  4. Next to the app, click Options.
  5. Choose View product page. Contact information will appear on the Chrome Web Store page.

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