Microsoft released an update to its OneDrive app on Tuesday that adds support for the Files app in iOS 11 and brings a host of other new features many of which are responses to user feedback.

To begin with, the interface has been overhauled to make better use of screen space and make filenames easier to read, while an ellipsis button next to each item brings up a new contextual options menu, so users no longer need to long-press a file to take actions.

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More generally, thumbnail images have been made larger, shared files are now easier to spot, and the multi-column list view on iPad has been redesigned to be less cluttered and give items and filenames more room to breathe. Another welcome enhancement in version 10.1 is expanded preview support for over 130 file types, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, RAW, 3D objects, high-precision DICOM, TIFF files, iWork Files, Java/C/Swift, and many more.

In addition, OneDrive now supports drag and drop, enabling users to drag files to emails and move them between open tabs on iPhone and iPad. Several iPhone X UI fixes are also in evidence, with the interface now displaying properly in landscape orientation, while a number of annoying bugs have been fixed, including one that made search results vanish whenever a file was opened.

OneDrive is a free download for iPhone and iPad available from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

robjulo Avatar
59 months ago
No, the masses want easy interoperability and ability to share files seamlessly. And you can't be serious that Office is mediocre as compared to iWorks, which has become a dumbed down joke.

The masses require mediocrity.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Teknikarin Avatar
59 months ago
I have upgraded the OneDrive App on my iPhone 7 and I like it a lot. Tumbnails images now load instantly. And the new expanded preview to support over 130 file types makes OneDrive to be in front of iCloud Drive, Dropbox and Google Drive.

Nice work, Microsoft!:)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phil A. Avatar
59 months ago
All I can say is "it's about time" - it's taken a ridiculous amount of time for them to finally add support for the files app!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robjulo Avatar
59 months ago
Because 90% or more of the businesss world uses Microsoft Office.

why?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgara Avatar
59 months ago
All I can say is "it's about time" - it's taken a ridiculous amount of time for them to finally add support for the files app!
Indeed, it took Microsoft far too long to integrate OneDrive into the Files app. But now that it’s here, it looks great. Both OneDrive accounts I use are now fully into Files, and I can access the files and folders quickly. Now I’m a happy camper!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleMad98004 Avatar
59 months ago
why?
I use it because it is more robust that iCloud, I use Office in business, and quite frankly don't trust Google at all.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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