Google Positions Drive as a Replacement for Paper

With an update to its cloud storage mobile app Drive, Google takes Android users one step closer to a paperless future.

With an update to its cloud storage mobile app Drive, Google has taken Android users one step closer to a paperless future.

The update allows users to photograph paper documents and convert them into searchable PDF files, using optical character recognition.

“No more frantic scrambling through drawers looking for a receipt or digging through your pockets to find that business card — just scan, upload and search in Drive,” Google wrote in a blog post announcing the update.

The update also displays files with visual icons and allows users to download files from the cloud to their Android devices.