Dropbox for iOS gains ability to search within Word documents and PowerPoint presentations

Dropbox 3.3 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Dropbox 3.3 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

After introducing document previews and smarter search in its Android client two weeks ago, Dropbox today gave its iOS client a little love.

Bumped to version 3.3, Dropbox for iPhone and iPad has brought out an enhancement to the built-in search feature allowing you to search within Word and PowerPoint documents with “higher fidelity previews”.

By the way, those who love to create memes will be pleased to know that Dropbox now syncs larger animated GIFs than before — my life will never be the same again! Other features included in this update are listed right after the jump.

In addition to the obligatory bug fixes, you’ll appreciate other enhancements such as improved caching using less data and therefore less storage space on your device.

Oh, and it’s now better at sending your right where you left off rather than greet you with the root Dropbox folder each time you switch to the app.

Dropbox 3.3 changelog:

  • Search within Word and PowerPoint documents thanks to new, higher fidelity previews
  • Support for larger animated GIFs
  • Smarter caching uses less data and disk space
  • Dropbox is better at opening back to where you were
  • Assorted bug fixes

Back in July, the hot cloud-storage startup made a few changes to its backend for up to two times faster syncing of large files.

Dropbox is available free in the App Store.

The 28.5-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad supported by iOS 7.0 or later.

Dropbox starts at a meager two gigabytes of free cloud storage space when you sign up, but you can purchase either a $25.99 three-month or $99.99 annual subscription to Dropbox Pro directly in the iOS app.

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