Dropbox for iOS Update: Save Safari Pages to PDF


Today, Dropbox has updated their iOS app with several new features, including App Extensions for Safari, in addition to an assortment of bug fixes.

All users who have App Extensions enabled in Safari can now save webpages to PDFs. The update also allows users to protect the App Extension feature with Touch ID, so that only you are able to save webpages as PDFs to your Dropbox account.

Even though iOS users are already able to save a webpage as a PDF using iBooks, the update to Dropbox is good for those that need access to websites later on or need access from another device.

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Dropbox has also been updated with the ability to copy files and folders by selecting the new arrow button or using the menu in the top left corner. The app will also take up less space on the user’s iOS device, letting users store more content. Here is a full list of features included in the latest update:

What’s New in Version 4.1

• “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

Dropbox for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 7 or later and contains in-app purchases that cost between $29.99 and $119.99.

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  • Carlos

    I’ve been waiting for this. I often save recipes as PDFs on my Mac, then store them in Dropbox. This really simplifies things for when I find the recipe on my iPhone or iPad. Thanks for the tip!

  • Cheers! Definitely handy and makes it easy to access.