Microsoft shocked some people with its recent partnership with Dropbox, but tons of users have hailed this approach as a very positive sign. Last week, the first major changes showed up on Android handsets and now it’s iOS’s turn.
Folks using the Dropbox app for iOS may find that there are some new features available, which were turned on last night. The app now integrates with Microsoft’s Office suite though this isn’t exactly the in-app editing of files we were expecting.
While accessing a document in Dropbox you may notice a new Edit button which, when pressed, takes you over to the correct Office app and opens the document for editing. When you close the Office app, the edited version automatically gets saved to Dropbox. Likewise, suing any Office app, you’re now able to browse and save documents directly to the cloud storage service.
Dropbox is obviously free though Dropbox for Business clients will require an Office 365 subscription to take advantage of the new features.