Dropbox for users of iPad and iPhone just got more powerful with the latest update. The update now allows users to save information from various apps to their Dropbox account in their iOS device even without opening the cloud-syncing app.
One of the best features of the update is how it makes uploading images to the cloud service a lot easier than before. Users simply have to navigate to "Add Files" and search for the file that has to be saved. They can tap a photo found in their photo library and select the "Save to Dropbox" option. In an instant, the file is saved to their account.
The new functionality also works with all sorts of files such as audio files, PDFs and more. Users have to make sure that they have installed the latest Dropbox version 3.7 in order to activate the action extension.
The update, as described in the iTunes site, says: "New Action Extension for iOS 8: save files straight to Dropbox from your favorite apps. Bug fixes and improvements related to moving and deleting files, printing and exporting, RTF previews, and password protected files."
Back in December, Dropbox for iOS also got updated. Some of the added features include an easy access "more actions" button that's nestled next to the sharing icon which allows a quicker way to rename or move a file. Another feature is allowing files to be renamed straight from Dropbox. Users simply have to choose Rename from the familiar "more actions" button, swipe to the right from the file list view and tap the icon that says "rename."
To start enjoying the update, users would have to first open an image in the Photos app, look for the upward pointing arrow, tap the share button, then scroll to the far right down to the bottom row of gray actions. Another tap and users would be able to view the "Save to Dropbox" option. After toggling the switch on, users can then drag the file to where they would like to save it.
The Dropbox share extension feature on iOS 8 should be available in any app that is supported by Dropbox. These include Notes, Photos, Safari files and more. Other features that are now supported by Dropbox include iCloud Drive and Touch ID.