The Google Drive app for Android now has built-in PDF annotation tools. You can highlight PDF text in the Google Drive app or doodle over a PDF with a digital pen. Previously, this functionality required a third-party app such as Adobe Acrobat.
As you probably know, PDFs can be extremely annoying and confusing. This is especially true for Android phones where the process of managing, editing or converting files is extremely unclear.
Today’s Google Drive app update streamlines things a bit. You could already use Google Drive to open a PDF on Android (in fact, it’s one of the default options), but you can now highlight and mark up text in a PDF without converting it to a different file type or using another application. (The new tools are at the bottom of the app when you open a PDF.)
Google Drive can also help you edit PDFs – well, sort of. You need to convert the PDF to another file type first. But generally you don’t need to edit a PDF, so Google Drive’s new markup features serve a very useful purpose.
Accordingly 9to5Google, Google Drive’s new markup tools are rolling out to Android users today. However, you may have to wait a few days for the update to be available on your device.
Source: Google via 9to5Google
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