Late last year, we added the ability to open files from Google Drive directly into the compatible application installed on your computer. Today, we’ve added this ability to the Google Drive viewer as well. This includes apps like image and video editing software, accounting and tax programs, or animation and design tools.
To get started, install the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC (version 1.23+) and sync your files. Then, visit Google Drive in your Chrome browser and open a file in Google Drive preview mode. When you click on the “Open with” menu on top, you’ll see a list of compatible applications on your computer that can open it or just click “Open” to choose the default application.
Visit the Help Center for more details: https://goo.gl/BIrtkP