Google has released individual mobile apps for its word processor Google Docs and spreadsheet app Google Sheets for iOS and Android users. The latest update was part of a transition to unbundle the Google Drive platform into three specific tools with targeted uses.
Users would still require the Google Drive app for cloud storage and document management, but to edit and create documents users had to download apps for Google Docs, Google Sheets and (soon) Google Slides.
Once installed, users who clicked on the file in the Google Drive mobile app were taken directly into the corresponding productivity app. The standalone apps could be edited offline and Google Drive also had the option to protect documents by password.