How to Open Files in Google Drive With Other Applications

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

  • You can open most files in Google Drive with built-in file editing services such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and so on. 
  • However, you may also like to use a non-Google service or even one you have on your computer. 

Before you can open Google Drive files with apps on your computer

To open Google Drive files with other applications:

Step 1

How To Open Files In Google Drive With Other Applications - Step 1

Then go to Google Drive at and right-click the file you want to open.

Select Open with and choose the app you want to use. Click Connect more apps to add apps.

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