Dropbox has updated its iOSapp with a new set of productivity features. These include a document scanner that uses optical character recognition (OCR) to identify text in scanned images, which can later be used as keywords to search for the said document. It also saves the scanned text in a new file and syncs it to yourDropbox account for easier access. This takes away the hassle of having to manually type out documents that are not in textual format

The update also introduces a plus button at the bottom of the screen which allows you to create Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files instantly from your smartphone, which are then saved to your Dropbox account automatically.

The company has also introduced new features for desktop users and large teams. Users can now update sharing settings right from the desktop folders, instead of having to log onto the web version of Dropbox.

Along with that, users can now share files with others just like it is the case in Google Drive. The update lets users add comments to specific parts of a file too.

That’s not it. Another feature added with this big update is the ability to preview earlier versions of files before restoring them. This helps in case you need to revisit an old idea within a document that has since been edited.

As of now, these new features are only available on Dropbox’s iOS app. It’s also worth mentioning that the company has made no comments as to when they’ll be rolling out the update to the Android app.

In the future, Dropbox also plans to add the ability to communicate with co-workers on native Microsoft apps like Word and PowerPoint.
Dropbox currently offers 2GB of free storage, and users can pay a monthly fee to upgrade to one of the paid level accounts.

Dropbox updates iOS app with document scanner

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