Dropbox is making sure it stays on top in terms of cloud storage with a new update for its iOS application that brings better support for PDF files and push notifications for changes to shared folders.
The biggest part of this new update comes from the improvements to PDF viewing. The update makes viewing multiple pages a joy. It adds a button the top of the screen that, when pressed, causes all the pages of the PDF to be placed on a single screen. This should go a long way towards making it easier for users to jump from page to page in the dropbox application. The update also adds a Cover Flow-like layout to pages. Both of these combine to make Dropbox a really solid PDF reader, to go along with all the other cool stuff it can do.
The update also adds a feature that will notify users of changes to shared folders through push notifications. When a user shares something with you through Dropbox, and you have notifications enabled, you will know about it right away.
Another small but useful feature of this update is the ability to sort files by the date they were last modified. While not a world-changing feature, it certainly goes a long way towards making Dropbox more functional for people who use it for business.
The question remains: can Dropbox stay on top with other services offering much more space? The cloud storage solution may have got the jump on its competition, but with services like Box and Mega offering 50GB of space, compared to the 2GB offered by Dropbox, can it keep the crown? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.