Saturday 16 February 2013

Dropbox for iOS updated with new PDF viewer

Dropbox app for iOS devices is now in its version 2.1 following an update yesterday. iPhone and iPad users can now view their PDF documents in a new PDF viewer that has been introduced as part of this update. Now each time someone shares a Dropbox folder with the user, he will receive a push notification. The ability to sort files by date has been modified, too, in this latest update. Dropbox app for iOS has been designed to work on both the iPhone and the iPad. To be able to use the app, users will require devices running iOS 5.0 or later.

It is interesting to note, though, that in the Dropbox Android update that was introduced a couple of days ago, the new PDF viewer is not included. However, the ability to receive notifications for shared folder invites has been delivered.

Using the Dropbox iOS app, users can access their photos, documents and videos from any device. Upon sign up, users can avail 2GB of free space. Then there is the ability to automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and get up to 3GB additional free space. If a user wants to share a file, however large it may be, all they have to do is share a link – no attachments. For offline viewing, users can add files to their "Favorites" list.

Only recently, Dropbox had updated its iOS app to version 2.0. The highlighted feature of this new update was the redesigned user interface. Apart from this, another important addition to the update wass the dedicated Photos tab with a timeline view of all automatically uploaded photos and videos. Dropbox stated in a blog post that it has updated the experience for iOS devices and this update is not limited to just the iPhone or iPod touch, but for the iPad as well.

Dropbox stated at the time that with this update, all of one’s photos are right at their fingertips with the new Photos tab. Commenting on this feature, the developers state that with just a tap, one will be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos they have automatically uploaded. They stated, “And since Dropbox is a one stop shop for all your memories, you can also check out the photos you’ve uploaded from everywhere else!”

When one selects a photo, they will be able to view it in full-screen. Dropbox claimed, “This means one can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet.” There is also a new speedy scroller, which will help you navigate all the way back to your earliest photos.

You can also upload directly to a folder. Speaking on this feature, Dropbox states that it has streamlined the way one can upload to their Dropbox. All one needs to do is navigate to the folder of their choice and tap on the ‘+’ icon to upload something or create a new folder.

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