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Cloud file syncing and sharing company Box today announced several updates to its iOS app that are designed to make the most of the newest capabilities in Apple’s mobile operating system.

In version 3.7.5 of the app, users will be able to hold down the Box button with the 3D Touch feature in iOS 9 and instantly mark it as a favorite, start a new Box Note, take a photo, or search within Box, mobile product manager Duncan Fisher wrote in a blog post today.

On the iPad, one of the coolest new software features is Split View, which lets people use two apps at once — the screen can be effectively split 50-50 in both portrait and landscape modes. Now you can do that with the Box app. (The same can’t be said of, say, Google Docs.)

You can also find files in Box when you run a search with Spotlight on your iOS device. And you can both view annotations and add new annotations from Box Notes anywhere inside of the app, Fisher wrote.


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In essence, Box is keeping its core application modern.

The publicly traded company had more than 50,000 customers as of September.

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