There are many under advertised apps available now that Docs is Google Drive. The Pixlr Editor makes image editing a snap.
Kevin Purdy wrote a very informative article for Fast Company this week explaining how to unlock apps for Google Drive. One of the apps he highlights caught my eye: Pixlr Editor. This is exactly the app I have been looking for to save me time when I am writing blog posts and creating photo galleries for TechRepublic.
Pixlr Editor is a full-featured in browser photo editing app that you can use to edit image files while they still reside in Google Drive. And if you have synched your Drive files across more than one computer, whatever editing you do on one will automatically appear on another system. Now, that's a productivity increase I can get behind.
Pixlr Editor is available from the Chrome Web Store and it integrates very well with the Chrome Browser, but you are not limited to Chrome. Up-do-date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari will work just fine with the Pixlr Editor. I am using Chrome in my example.Start Chrome and navigate to Google Drive. Click the gear icon to open the menu and click on the Manage Apps entry (Figure A). The resulting screen (Figure B) is where your apps can be managed after you have installed them, so you'll probably be seeing it often.