What is the Universal File Opener (UFO)?

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 open Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawing locally. 
- UFO supports files of any size.
- UFO requires the installation of a local client available for macOS and Windows.

Note: For G Suite Business and Enterprise clients, UFO also supports the files stored in Team Drives.

UFO is currently available free of charge as a public beta version. At the end of the beta period, UFO will be free for AODocs customers paying list price. AwesomeDrive users can purchase the UFO extension for a monthly fee.

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