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Google Drive adds ODF support, voice search for Android, and app uploads for iOS

ZDNet - Google has released a trio of updates for Drive including support for importing Open Document Format (ODF) files, searching for Drive files from its Search app, and a way to share non-Google files as attachments in Gmail.

First up, Google has added support for three main ODF file formats. The update may give Google a better chance of bidding for work with organisations like the UK government, which from July required all office suites to support ODF, the format used by suites like LibreOffice.

The three ODF formats now supported in Drive include .odt document files, .ods spreadsheet fles and .odp presentation files. Google has updated its support page for converting files to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides to reflect the new ODF support. Previously, users could upload and view ODF files but not edit them.

Drive ODF support brings it up to par with Microsoft's Office 365 and its desktop Office suite, both of which support ODF.