As expected, Apple confirmed yesterday that iOS 11 is going to come with a new Files app. While many thought that it would be an app that finally allows users direct access to system and app files, the app is meant for something else as well. It’s going to bring together files stored in the cloud across different cloud storage services. Dropbox has confirmed that it will support the iOS 11 Files app.

“The new Files app keeps everything in one place, whether files are stored locally, in iCloud Drive or across other providers like Box, Dropbox and more, and with Drag and Drop available across the system, moving images and text is easier than ever,” Apple explains.

The app’s interface is similar to Finder on Mac. It enables users to organize their files on the mobile device with folders and subfolders. The app can also be used to open, edit, move, upload, and more with files stored locally and in the cloud.

Dropbox has confirmed that its cloud storage service will be integrated into the Files app for iOS 11. Users will be able to use this app to browse, open, edit, move, rename, upload, create folders and download files stored in Dropbox with their iOS device.

The app will also extend file capabilities system-wide. Users will be able to access files in their Dropbox account from third-party apps as if those files were stored locally on the device.

Dropbox integration in the Files app will be live when iOS 11 is released this fall.

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