Make Google Drive behave like a desktop application. Open Drive files from the Google Drive web interface or directly from the desktop.

Dedicated windows

Drive files open automatically in their own dedicated window, easily accessible.
They are grouped together in a dedicated taskbar item on the taskbar.

Quick access

Depending on the OS, it supports task-switching through keyboard shortcuts and allows previewing thumbnails.

Google Drive Support

Support for Google Drive
Google Docs, Google Sheets,
Google Slides.


Drive Companion is a Chrome extension, and can be installed from the Chrome Webstore.


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The Drive Companion extension can be downloaded from the Chrome webstore

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Drive Companion 2.1

on Sat May 11, 2019

Drive Companion 2.1 has been released. Modern interface We feel that nowadays it is equally important to provide a modern and good looking interface to a user. Even though this extension is as simple as it gets, it could also use some modernization. So here you go, a nice looking popup window. Drive Companion modern popup window Ofcourse not only the popup, but also the settings page got the same styling.

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Drive Companion 2.0

on Thu Mar 29, 2018

Drive Companion 2.0 has been released. Better performance We improved the processing speed by capturing requests earlier on (even before the browser starts a new navigation event). Drive Companion groups all supported Google Docs together Popup We added a popup that appears when clicking on the icon of Drive Companion. New popup for extension You can choose to open the ‘portal’ for each type of supported document (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides).

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New site

on Thu Mar 29, 2018

Welcome to the new site for Drive Companion, the ultimate desktop Drive experience made possible through Chrome extensions. New website

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How to pin Drive Companion to the taskbar

on Sat Sep 09, 2017

Currently, there is no automated way to create the appropriate taskbar item with corresponding icon that can be used to open Google Drive from a Companion taskbar icon. However, it is easy to create one manually. Execute the following steps to create a taskbar icon that can be used to open Google Drive in a popup and that will also be used when Drive Windows are opened through the Drive Companion extension.

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