Drop­box for iOS in­tro­duces new fea­tures

Drop­box for iOS im­proves on mo­bile pro­duc­tiv­ity with new fea­tures, writes Os­car Ray­mundo

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Now you can ‘sign’ a PDF file right from your iPhone with the new Drop­box up­date. The firm has re­leased a new ver­sion of its iOS app with a slew of fea­tures to boost your mo­bile pro­duc­tiv­ity. Drop­box for iOS now in­cludes in-app PDF sign­ing, a new iMes­sage ex­ten­sion and wid­get com­pat­i­bil­ity, as well as ex­clu­sive iPad fea­tures.

“Work­ing from your phone or tablet can make a big dif­fer­ence in your pro­duc­tiv­ity, but some­times it’s still hard to match the ef­fi­ciency of work­ing

at your desk. We want to change that,” Drop­box prod­uct manager Mat­teus Pan wrote on the com­pany blog. Here’s a break­down of all the new iOS fea­tures that Drop­box re­leased.

PDF dig­i­tal sign­ing

The process of re­turn­ing a signed PDF used to be la­bo­ri­ous. You had to print the PDF, sign it, scan it, and email or fax it back. With the new Drop­box app, you can dig­i­tally sign the PDF in-app so you don’t need a printer nearby. The up­date lets you also add text to fill out other fields in the PDF, mak­ing the process of send­ing PDFs back and forth a lot faster.

iMes­sage and wid­get for iOS 10

Drop­box also has new fea­tures to make the most out of iOS 10. The iMes­sage ex­ten­sion, for ex­am­ple, lets you find and share files, pho­tos and doc­u­ments with your con­tacts with­out leav­ing the Mes­sages app. With the Drop­box wid­get, you can ac­cess all your files and doc­u­ments from the lock screen. The wid­get also has short­cuts to up­load a new file or photo and scan a doc­u­ment to your Drop­box.

iPad-only fea­tures

Drop­box for iOS also has in­te­grated sup­port for pic­ture-in-pic­ture on your iPad, which lets you watch an up­loaded video from your Drop­box while using an­other app in the back­ground.

Ac­cord­ing to Drop­box, the new iOS app will also sup­port iPad Split View in the com­ing weeks. This means that you’ll be able to add your Drop­box to your iPad split-screen while work­ing on an­other app like Sa­fari or Notes.

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