Dropbox has just announced another great feature for users of the cloud storage service. Starting today, you can open shared Dropbox links directly through the app.
When you click on a shared link, you’ll see the option to “Open in app.” After that, you’ll receive rich previews for documents and photos and can also quickly and easily save the information directly to your Dropbox.
If the file happens to be a Microsoft Office document, you’ll even be able to edit the file directly from your iPhone or iPad using the Office apps.
The new feature will be rolling out to iOS users over the next few days. You won’t need to update the app.
I’m really excited to use this new feature. Previously, when a user clicked on a shared link, they would automatically be routed to the Dropbox sign-in page using Safari. This makes looking at shared files so much simpler and really helps users like me be more productive.
Dropbox is a universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded for free on the App Store.
Users automatically receive 2GB of storage for no charge. A pro subscription unlocks up to 1TB of storage and can be purchased with an in-app purchase of $25.99 for three months or $99.99 per year.
Just yesterday, the app itself was updated to version 3.7 featuring a handy iOS 8 share extension. That allows users to save a number of files from other apps directly into their Dropbox.
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