Google Drive for iOS now enables you to filter searches utilizing dropdown menus for File Kind, House owners, and Final Modified, the corporate wrote on Friday in its Workspace Updates blog. The dropdown menus present up earlier than and after a search, and related filter suggestions will present up in addition to customers sort.

Google says the replace is offered to Google Workspace prospects and particular person subscribers, in addition to anybody with a private Google account on iOS. The function hasn’t been rolled out for Android customers but, however Google says that’s coming, too.

Right here’s a display recording I made to indicate the way it works:

Dropdown menus are GOAT, because the youths say.
Display screen recording: Wes Davis / The Verge

The brand new filter replace makes it way more nice to search and browse for information whenever you don’t know the place they’re. For example, if you recognize you’re on the lookout for a video saved in Drive however do not know what it’s known as, you possibly can simply faucet the Movies file sort, then select “custom range” below the final modified and search for the time interval you final touched it. I’d like to see this up to date to let me filter by different forms of dates or file sizes.

It’s a marked enchancment to Google’s earlier strategy, which concerned filter recommendations and swipeable filters. Seems, dropdown menus are nonetheless the very best. Who’d have thought?