The Application Launcher For Drive extension allows you to open a Google Drive file in its native program rather than an in-browser view. For example, if you open a Microsoft Word file in Google Drive on the web, it will open it in Microsoft Word rather than previewing it in Google Chrome. These instructions outline how to add this incredibly useful extension.
- Go to the Application Launcher For Drive page.
- Click the Add to Chrome button.
- Click Add extension in the resulting pop-up.