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Dropbox is now much more useful under iOS 8

by Killian Bell | February 18, 2015February 18, 2015 5:02 am PDT

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The latest version of Dropbox for iOS makes the app much more useful under Apple’s latest software by finally giving users the ability to upload files from inside their favorite apps.

Dropbox version 3.7 now boasts an Active Extension that adds a “Save to Dropbox” option to the share menu inside of third-party apps in iOS 8, allowing you to upload things like images from the Photos app or another gallery app of your choice.

If you don’t like syncing your entire camera roll with Dropbox, then, this makes it easy to upload select images as and when you need to — without actually having to open the Dropbox app at all.

Until now, Dropbox has only allowed the uploading of documents from apps like Pages, but its new Active Extension makes it much more useful. It’s not quite as flexible as Dropbox on Android — as you might expect — but it’s getting there, and that’s great news for Dropbox users.

If the “Save to Dropbox” option doesn’t appear for you inside your favorite apps, you may need to enable it manually. To do that, open up the share menu inside the app you wish to upload from, tap the “More” button, and then use the toggle alongside the Dropbox app to activate it.

Of course, before you do any of that, you’ll want to make sure you’ve installed the latest version of the Dropbox app, which you’ll find in the App Store now via the source link below.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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