Dropbox Updates Its iOS App With New Productivity Features

Image: Dropbox/Screenshot of upcoming Dropbox split-screen feature

After adding a whole bunch of productivity tools to its online storage cloud service a few months ago, Dropbox has now brought more features to its iOS app. Here's what you need to know.

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With the proliferation of mobile devices, a lot of people are using smartphones or tablets to do work. So it makes sense for Dropbox to flesh out its productivity capabilities on its mobile apps. This is why Dropbox has revamped its iOS app. Most of the new features are possible thanks to improvements made by Apple in iOS 10. Here's what Dropbox has added to its new iOS app:

  • Sign PDFs right from the Dropbox app
  • Share Dropbox files in iMessage. Integration with iOS 10 lets users select Dropbox files from within iMessage and share directly in a conversation without having to switch apps.
  • Create, view and upload files without unlocking your phone. This can be done by adding a Dropbox widget to the lock screen.
  • The new app notifies users as soon as somebody saves a new version of a file they're viewing.
  • In the coming weeks, Dropbox will launch split-screen support for iPads which will let users work within Dropbox while having another app on screen at the same time.

You can get the new Dropbox iOS app over at the App Store.


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