Dropbox adds built-in document scanner, other features

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Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016, 15:20
Category: iOS, News, OS X, Software


This is kind of nifty, even if Evernote beat Dropbox to it.

Dropbox now features a built-in document scanner capable of capturing photos, notes, sketches and converting them into documents that can be stored in Dropbox.

Like many iOS-based scanning apps, Dropbox’s scanning tool will automatically detect the outline of the item being scanned and it offers editing tools for straightening, adjusting contrast, adding additional pages, and converting to black and white. Dropbox for Business users have additional scanning features at their disposal, including optical character recognition to convert scans into searchable text.

The program also features improved Microsoft Office integration that allows iOS users to quickly make a Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel file by clicking a new plus button, simplifying the process of working on documents while on the go.

An assortment of new options allows users to share files from the desktop and you can now add comments to specific parts of a file all while a version history feature keeps track of edits and changes that have been made. The release notes mention improved sharing with other users as well.

Dropbox is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later to run on the Mac or iOS 8.0 or later to run on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

If you’ve tried the new version, let us know in the comments.

Via MacRumors and Dropbox

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