UFO 6.0 Release notes

Dear UFO users,

We’re pleased to announce a new version (6.0) of the Universal File Opener (UFO)!

Open files with UFO from the preview

Want to check the preview of a file before opening it with UFO? You can now easily do it in one click! 

We’ve added a UFO menu at the top right corner of the file preview where you can find the Open file option.


Note: This feature is already available with the Smartbar. Learn more: Access Smartbar features in the Google Drive file preview. It's now also a specific UFO feature.

Better access to UFO when working in the AODocs interface

Thanks for your feedback after UFO release 5.0. We worked with AODocs to improve access to the UFO feature when working on non-Google files in Team Folders and Secured Folders. The UFO button is now more visible in the main toolbar.

We’ve also added the lock status that you can see by hovering over the UFO button.


Other improvements

Over the last months we’ve also worked on a tool for our support team. From now on, it will be easier to help you if you encounter a bug when using the Universal File Opener.

Bug Fixes

  • In the last version (15.0) we added a Refresh connection button in the extension page action, to relaunch the connection between the SyncClient and the extension when communication is broken. The refresh connection is now automatically done after 5 seconds.
  • Email addresses containing apostrophes are now supported by UFO.
  • Notifications are no longer duplicated when you open big files.

Launch details

Version 6.0 will be progressively rolling out at the beginning of August 2020.


Have a new feature idea or request for UFO? Continue to share your ideas in our community or tell us how you use UFO and what you’re expecting by filling in this short form!



The AODocs Team

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