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Use Google Drive apps

You can download apps from the Chrome Web Store to use with Google Drive to edit images and video, fax and sign documents, create flow charts, and more.

Learn how to add apps from the Chrome Web Store.

After you add Google Drive apps from the Chrome Web Store, you can use them with Google Drive on the web. Apps are compatible with all supported browsers.

Use and manage apps

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

Note: Not all Google Drive apps will be able to create files in Drive.

Open files
  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Right-click on a file.
  3. Move your cursor over "Open with."
  4. Select an app. Your file will open in the Google Drive app you selected.

You can make an app the default for opening certain types of files.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Settings .
  3. Click Manage apps.
  4. Check the box "Use by default."
Save files

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

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

Help with Google Drive apps

 

Get help for Google Drive apps

Many Google Drive apps are made by companies that have their own terms of use and privacy policies. To contact the company that made an app:

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Settings .
  3. Click Manage apps.
  4. Next to the app, click Options.
  5. Click View product page. You'll find contact info on the Chrome Web Store page.
Remove Google Drive apps

When you open files with Google Drive apps, some apps may ask permission to view some or all files in your Google Drive.

You can revoke permission at any time.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Settings .
  3. Click Manage apps.
  4. Next to the app, click Options.
  5. Click Disconnect from Drive.

 

 

 

Evan is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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