Dropbox for iOS 10 gets iMessage support, widget and other updates


Dropbox app has been updated to version 18.2 with iOS 10 support. The latest version of the app introduces five new features which make files sharing and viewing very convenient on iPhone and iPad. Users can now sign PDF files right from the app, share files via iMessage, view and create files via its new notification center widget, receive notifications of updates made to documents, and multitask with other apps.

Dropbox iMessage app

Utilizing new iOS 10 iMessage features, Dropbox’ new iMessage integration allows users to share files from their conversations with others. Instead of opening and closing different apps, users can directly access and select Dropbox files to be sent in messages.



Do more with the new Dropbox widget

The new Dropbox widget enables users to view to latest uploaded files, create files, upload photos and scan documents from their lock screen. The widget provides very handy shortcuts to different workflows.

Simply add the Dropbox widget by tapping on Edit option in the notification center.



Sign PDF files

Using iOS 10 feature to send hand-written texts, Dropbox allows users to sign documents directly in the app without going through the hassle of printing, signing, scanning and sending a document.

Receive notifications of updates

Users can stay abreast of all changes made to a document which they had been viewing via push notifications. This feature enables efficient collaboration among team members by notifying the user when a team member edits and saves the latest version of a document. Just tap on the document to reload and view the updated version of the file.

Share screen-time on iPad

The new picture-in-picture feature enables iPad users to watch a video from Dropbox while working in another app.

Dropbox 18.2 is available in the App Store for free. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and to enjoy the latest features, your iOS devices should be updated to iOS 10. Dropbox will also be releasing split-screen support for iOS soon which will work on iPad.