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 supported for AODocs customers who have it in their license subscription and is available in public beta version for free for AwesomeDrive users.  At the end of the beta period, AwesomeDrive users will have the option to purchase the UFO extension for a monthly fee.

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