The Universal File Opener (UFO) is a Google Chrome extension. It enhances the Google Drive and AODocs experience by allowing you to:
- open non-Google files locally on your computer using the corresponding software
- save the changes you made locally back to Google Drive or AODocs
For example, if you open a PDF file with UFO from the Google Drive interface, Acrobat Reader launches on your computer and opens the PDF locally.
– UFO is compatible with all non-Google files stored in Google Drive. You can't use UFO to open Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations or drawings locally.
– UFO supports files of any size.
– UFO requires the installation of a local client available for macOS and Windows. Learn more: Install the Universal File Opener (UFO).
Note: For Google Workspace for Business and Enterprise clients, UFO also supports files stored in shared drives.