Microsoft has taken its partnership with Dropbox to new heights recently so it’s not surprising to see that their services are now tightly integrated. Clearly they’re not content with just allowing users to create Office files stored in Dropbox within Office Online or automatic sync of changes made to the original file on the cloud storage service. This is probably why the Dropbox for iOS app will soon let you directly create Microsoft Office documents within the app itself.
This means that users will be able to start working on MS Office documents without having to leave Dropbox for iOS to another app, thus saving them time.
It’s likely that documents created using the Dropbox app will then automatically be saved to the Dropbox folder, which the users will then be able to access through Office Online or the conventional desktop applications.
Dropbox hasn’t made it clear if users will get all of the features they get with the standalone apps if they create Office documents inside its app, the company says that this feature will go live “later this month.”
Today’s update also tweaks the commenting feature that Dropbox added last week, it lets users leave comments on shared files that all people working on that file can see. Now users can make and view comments using the iOS app as well.