Google has undergone a design renaissance of late, removing all unnecessary clutter from their apps and sites, and bringing it all together under one umbrella called Google Material Design. Stating, “we challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. This is material design. This spec is a living document that will be updated as we continue to develop the tenets and specifics of material design,” Google have succeeded in bringing a classy yet modern look to all of their sites and apps and brought in a new era of flat design.
Following Google’s efforts, Evgeniy Loktev has gone and redesigned the Google Drive OSX app to fit in with their current branding and feel. Gone are the native folder arrangements and possibly confusing folder system and in comes a layout very similar to the web view for Google Drive. Featuring thumbnail previews, meta information and easy UX, this version of the Drive for OSX is a great preview at what Drive could be for the future.