The problem with developing for different platforms is that developers typically choose to focus on one first before moving onto the next one. This usually results in an app getting new features for one platform first before the feature arrives for the other platform. Such is the case with Dropbox’s scanning feature which has finally arrived onto Android.
According to an announcement by Dropbox, “Our Dropbox mobile app for Android has a new feature that makes it easy. The doc scanner—one of the most popular features on our iOS app—now allows you to scan printed or handwritten docs right from your phone. Plus, you can crop or rotate your scans to capture exactly the right image, and even scan multiple pages into a single PDF.”
We’re not sure what took so long but we guess better late than never. Dropbox won’t be the first to offer up scanning features, but we guess if you do rely on Dropbox pretty heavily for sharing your documents and what not, then being able to scan and upload to Dropbox straightaway is a feature that could come in handy.
Dropbox also announced that the feature is slightly more enhanced for its business users where if you’re on a Dropbox Business team, you’ll be able to search for keywords inside the scans.