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Dropbox says it’s made some tweaks to its iOS app to exploit new features in Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 9.

Chief among them is support for Spotlight, Apple’s universal search tool for rummaging through assets on local devices and in online accounts.


Dropbox users running iOS will now see their Dropbox stuff show up in Spotlight searches, the company said in a blog post. This essentially brings Apple’s versatile search tool into the Dropbox domain. Search results include recently used files and any files marked for offline access.

For users with the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Dropbox now supports the 3D Touch feature, which lets users press and hold on the screen to bring up new contextual menus, among other things.


In Dropbox, users can press down on the Dropbox app icon to see a menu of quick actions including their most recent file, a link to offline files, photo upload, or search in Dropbox.

Dropbox says it’s also made it easier for users to access file and folder actions like sharing, renaming, moving, and deleting. Users can tap the new downward arrow next to any file or folder, and an action menu will pop up.

“Favorites” are now called “offline files.” Users can mark any file for offline access, then find it under the Offline tab when they don’t have an Internet connection.


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