File-sharing service Dropbox has updated its official iOS app with a number of new features, including full optimization for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as integration with Touch ID for more convenient unlocking. The app also includes a fix for previewing rich text format files and general stability and performance improvements.

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Dropbox saw its last major update last month after the release of iOS 8 which brought a new Notification Center widget, a new Share extension that allows files from other apps to be opened and saved, and the ability to manage shared folders in the app. A number of other apps have also included support for Touch ID since the release of iOS 8 last month.

Dropbox is a free app for the iPhone and iPad and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

RoelJuun Avatar
106 months ago
Now that it is clear that Apple created a lackluster iCloud Drive implementation (on iOS), Dropbox is still needed unfortunately.

Such a shame.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
106 months ago
Completely shifted to iCloud now, don't want those DropBox hacks to have my files.
The recent Dropbox security issue was a third-party company that allowed users to login using their Dropbox credentials. Dropbox's systems were not breached.

I am a long-time Dropbox paying customer and I still rate them as #1 at what they do.

I also wouldn't trust Apple to look after any of my personal data, particularly my important files & documents! Absolutely no chance in hell.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Digital Skunk Avatar
106 months ago
Thanks! Keep the 6 Plus optimized apps coming!

THE BEST iPhone.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Digital Skunk Avatar
106 months ago
Completely shifted to iCloud now, don't want those DropBox hacks to have my files.

Except that iCloud was the one hacked. #
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
106 months ago
C'mon, DropBox been around since 2007. Apple's cloud service is about 2 years old. Give it time.
Just 2 years? Not really. iCloud is the successor to Mobile Me which was the successor to .Mac which was the successor to iTools which dates back to 2000.

Apple was really the innovator in the cloud concept even before it was called "the cloud." The problem is, in 14 years, it has been unable to get it right. How much MORE time do you think Apple deserves? (FWIW I've had an account since the iTools days, even had a paid account before DropBox came along. iDisk was soon slow it was a no brainer for me to switch.)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
512ke Avatar
106 months ago
Apple, pay attention to Dropbox. You might learn something about Cloud Done Right.

Simple. Powerful. Easy. Intuitive. Versatile. Scalable.

Dropbox even lets you publish your iWeb websites. Remember that, Apple? When you empowered people to create and share content, rather than just consume it?

Love Apple but Dropbox is more Apple-like than iCloud.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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