Microsoft’s latest update for OneDrive adds a couple of new features into the mix, and sees the return of an old one, too.
Support for Apple’s 3D Touch
So, users of the iOS app for Microsoft’s cloud platform can, on an iPhone 6s, start performing 3D Touch gestures in order to check on a list of their most recently-viewed files at their device’s Home screen. This, it seems, is the only gesture OneDrive currently offers iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) owners, although we hope more are incoming.
Go search (again)
As of the latest update (6.3) it’s also possible for iPhone and iPad owners to take advantage of Microsoft’s Intune mobile application management support. However, it’s the return of another feature, Scoped folder search for your personal OneDrive account, that’ll receive the most cheers from users of the app. Thanks to the return of the feature, finding files hidden in your account is now much easier on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.
To recap, then, here’s a complete list of changes made in the 6.3 update:
- 3D Touch Support: Quickly get to your most recent files from the OneDrive icon on your home screen.
- By popular demand: Scoped folder search for your personal OneDrive account.
- Microsoft Intune mobile application management support.
A great file manager for iOS
OneDrive, one of our top iOS file managers, added support for Touch ID last year, before bringing photo and video downloads to the platform back in July. It’s a solid alternative to Dropbox that Windows PC users, in particular, will get a lot of use out of. Though I still prefer the feature set of Dropbox (even though I no longer opt for a “pro” account, as I once did), OneDrive’s regular development nevertheless positions it as a firm alternative.
You can download OneDrive on the App Store free of charge, and as before, it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.