Drive view

The Drive View

The Drive View is the central hub for project organization in Descript. Whether working solo or with a team of collaborators, the Drive View can help keep your various projects organized and accessible.

The Drive View is organized into three sections: the project panel, the header, and the sidebar. Understanding each section will help you better navigate and manage access to your project content.

Navigating to the Drive View

You can view the Drive view by signing in to your account from the app or the web. However, if you already have a project open, select the D menu Descript_D_icon.png at the top-left corner of the main editor > Back to projects.

Project panel

Projects tab and project list in the Drive view.

The project panel of the Drive View provides a view of the various projects you have created or have access to. You can create, open, delete or manage projects and create folders in this area.

Grid and list view

You can toggle grid or list view from the top right corner of the project panel. This is great for users who prefer a more visual navigation style. Thumbnails will appear automatically once a project is opened or downloaded, and you can also change the project thumbnail. 

Screenshot of the Drive view with red arrow pointing to the grid/list view toggle

Working offline

When you open a , Descript will automatically download it to your computer so it works offline. Projects not locally downloaded will have the download icon Download project icon-tspt.png next to the project's name in the .


Sidebar panel on the left of the drive view.

The sidebar allows you to:

Sidebar tabs Description

Recent projects

View and sort your projects based on which you have recently viewed


View projects that have been downloaded to your computer

Owned by me

View projects that you own

Shared with me

View projects that you have been given project access to

Quick recordings

Area where you can access recordings made with the Quick Recorder

AI speakers

View, manage and create new AI speaker voices


View, manage and create your template projects

Private workspace

Storage area for projects you want to limit access to from other drive members

Drive workspace

Storage areas for projects all drive members have access to

The header

The header of the Drive View

In the header of the Drive View, you can search for projects and content across your drives, access your account and app preferences, set the app’s color theme, and logout of your account.

Bulk actions

You can select multiple projects in your Drive view to perform bulk actions by clicking on the checkbox that appears just to the left of the project name. You can find more details in the following article:

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