Dropbox update lets you save Safari pages to PDF via new App Extension

By , Nov 2, 2015

Dropbox App Extension Updates

Dropbox, the cloud storage provider, has updated their iOS app with new features for App Extensions and an assortment of bug fixes. Now users who have the App Extension enabled in Safari can save webpages to PDFs and also can protect the App Extension itself with their Touch ID fingerprint.

Dropbox previously updated their app with support for iOS 9 and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, among other new features. While you can already save a webpage to a PDF with iBooks, this is a good update for those that need access to websites later and use Dropbox on another device, such as a desktop computer.

Dropbox has also been updated with the ability to copy files and folders by selecting the new arrow button or using the menu button in the top left corner of the app. The app will also take up less space on iOS devices with this update, letting users store more content.

Here is the full change log:

  • “Save to Dropbox” App Extension now saves PDF versions of websites from Safari (iOS 8 & 9 only) — to enable, you can tap the share icon in Safari and toggle the extension from the “More” section
  • Copy files and folders — select multiple items or tap the downward arrow to copy
  • Added Touch ID support when using App Extensions
  • Small improvements to make the app more efficient in utilizing device space
  • Better handling of international characters when viewing files sorted by name
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Dismiss gesture works better for closing out the actions menu and files with comments
  • File or Folder is now read after the file or folder name
  • Fixed a rare issue where folders named with Greek characters would fail to load or generate links
  • Fixed an issue where photos would appear blurry on a cellular connection for iPhone 6 and newer devices
  • Addressed several edge cases to reduce those pesky crashes

If you are interested in using Dropbox, it’s available for free on the App Store. It works on the iPhone and iPad and includes 2 GB of free storage.

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  • GadgetQueenn

    I’m too excited about this. Hope it does it as well as Safari on the Mac.