Application Launcher For Drive (by Google)

Application Launcher For Drive (by Google)

Open Drive files directly from your browser in compatible applications installed on your computer.

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What is Application Launcher For Drive (by Google)?

The 'Application Launcher For Drive (by Google)' is a Chrome extension which facilitates users to open their Google Drive files directly from a web browser, using compatible software applications installed on their respective computers. To use this feature, users need to first install Google Drive for Mac/PC. Afterwards, users can simply right-click on the desired file in Google Drive and select 'Open with' to view a list of available applications on their computer that can open the selected file. Users must agree to Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy upon installation of this extension.

Users: 81,000,000+
Rating: 2.86 (2,052)
Version: 3.5 (Last updated: 2023-08-08)
Creation date: 2023-01-04
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 110.59K
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# 3

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This extension from Google lets you open Drive files directly from your browser in compatible applications installed on your computer. Start by installing Google Drive for Mac/PC then simply right-click on the file from Google Drive and select “Open with” to see a list of applications on your computer that can open it.

By installing this extension, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Allows for opening Google Drive files directly with desktop applications
  • Saves time during navigation
  • Useful for storing and accessing files without opening a tab directly
  • Frequently stops working or does not work for many users
  • Issues with account compatibility and mixed ID overlapping
  • Inconsistent functionality across different devices and operating systems
  • Requires too much attention and adds complexity
  • Poor support and response from developers
Most mentioned
  • Does not work or has stopped working
  • Problems with different account types (personal vs. work)
  • Lack of support or inadequate response from Google
  • Unpredictable after updates, and issues with reinstalling
  • Interface issues and concerns about where files are being saved
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Risk impact

Application Launcher For Drive (by Google) is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Application Launcher For Drive (by Google) if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Application Launcher For Drive (by Google) has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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