Although most of the apps that a lot of people use on a day to day basis are already useful and smart in a number of ways, that doesn’t stop the companies who develop them from trying to improve them in every way imaginable, and why should it? Microsoft recently updated their suite of Office apps on Android, and today Microsoft has brought what should be considered a fairly useful change to their Android version of the OneDrive application. Like Google Drive, Dropbox, or others, OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service that lets users share files across devices and platforms. This makes it a perfect choice for people who need a cloud service for work or other purposes, like school for example.
In the most recent update to OneDrive for Android, users can now access a new feature that Microsoft is calling Discover View. What Discover View does is make things more contextual, and what that means essentially is that it allows the app to show users more relevant content based on various factors such as who they may collaborate with inside of OneDrive and what files or folders they’re consistently opening and accessing. The end result will now be users seeing a mix of their personally generated files as well as content that comes from other users who they may share things with.
In addition, OneDrive now also has the ability to recommend trending content to users. Microsoft also notes that this particular set of features is going to be available to OneDrive on the web too, so if you use the Android app but primarily use it on the web, you won’t be left out. These changes to OneDrive are part of a collective of changes that Microsoft has made today to a number of their services such as SharePoint which now has a mobile app available on Android, as well as some other changes that Microsoft has made to their Office 365 service overall. Although not yet available, OneDrive users will eventually be able to copy and move files from OneDrive into SharePoint, two features which Microsoft says are coming to the service later this year, which likely means both on the web and in the mobile apps.