iOS 9 is here, and iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are on the way, so we’re giving the Dropbox app for iOS an update. Starting today, you’ll see a handful of improvements that make getting to your files simpler, quicker, and even a little more fun.
Simplifying Dropbox further
First up are a couple updates that simplify the way you use Dropbox on iOS. We’ve made it easier to access key file and folder actions like sharing, renaming, moving, and deleting. Just tap the new downward arrow you see next to any file or folder, and an action menu will pop up.
You’ll also notice that favorites are now called offline files. You can mark any file for offline access, and it will be available from the Offline tab any time — even if you don’t have an internet connection.
Moving faster on iOS 9
Next are two features exclusive to iOS 9. If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you’ve probably used Spotlight to search for all kinds of info stored on your device and in online accounts. Today, we’re bringing Dropbox into Spotlight to make it even easier to find what you need.
If you’re using our updated app on iOS 9, you’ll see Dropbox files in Spotlight search results. This includes recently used files, plus any marked for offline access. From there, it’s just one tap to open any listed file in the Dropbox app.
To help make navigation in iOS 9 smoother, any Dropbox shared links you tap — no matter what app you’re in — will open directly in the Dropbox app.
Support for 3D Touch
Getting your hands on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? Our new iOS app has something special for you. We’re excited to be one of the first apps to support 3D Touch gestures in the newest iPhone models.
The first place you’ll be able to use 3D Touch with Dropbox is your iPhone’s home screen. Press down on the Dropbox app icon, and a menu of quick actions will pop up. There you’ll be able view your most recent file, jump to your offline files, upload a photo, or search your Dropbox. It’s a quick and easy way to take some of the most common actions in Dropbox.
Once you’re in the Dropbox app, you can use 3D Touch to Peek into a file or folder. Lightly press a file name for a preview, or a folder for a peek at its contents. And if you want to Pop from a preview into the full file or folder, just press a little deeper.
You’ll even feel subtle taps when you use these new gestures. They’re bringing a whole new way of interacting with Dropbox, and we can’t wait for you to try them out.
The updated Dropbox app for iOS is live on the App Store now — be sure to check it out today!