Dropbox today announced five new features which significantly boost the productivity that users can get out of its iOS app. The company says that these five new mobile productivity features will make it easier for users to work on an iPhone or iPad faster. The updated Dropbox app is rolling out today, it’s compatible with devices running iOS 10 so if you have a device that can’t run the new OS, you’re out of luck.
iOS users can now sign PDFs right from Dropbox. They no longer need to print, sign, scan, and then email important documents that require their signature. As soon as they receive a PDF, they can sign it directly in the app.
Another new feature is the ability to share Dropbox files in iMessage enabling users to collaborate from right where they’re chatting. This new iMessage integration in iOS 10 enables them to select Dropbox files within iMessage and share them in-line thus eliminating the need to switch between apps.
A Dropbox widget can now be added to the lock screen which will let users shortcut to their most commonly used workflows. It helps quickly create, view, and upload files. The app will now also notify users when someone saves a new version of the file they’re viewing so they can reload it with a tap to see what’s changed.
Last but certainly not the least, picture-in-picture support enables users to watch a video from their Dropbox while they work in another app on the iPad. Split-screen support will arrive in a few weeks so that users work within Dropbox and other apps seamlessly at the same time.