iPhone and iPad

Dropbox Adds Support for PDF Annotations and iWork

Bakari Chavanu 18-12-2013

Dropbox just released another iOS app update that includes support for viewing annotations in PDF documents, support for exporting documents with more iWork formats, as well as assorted bug fixes.


With the 3.0.2 update, annotations added to PDF documents can now be viewed in the iOS version of Dropbox. This new annotation support is great for iOS users who annotate and sync PDFs between Dropbox and PDF readers like iAnnotate.

Dropbox Adds Support for PDF Annotations and iWork Dropbox pdf1

Note, however, that annotations added to PDFs do not appear when those PDFs are opened in the web browser version of Dropbox. Dropbox does not strip the document of the annotations, they just don’t show up in the PDF. Annotations will appear in the desktop client side of Dropbox.

The new update also includes support for exporting iWork documents into their respective iOS Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps via the “Open in…” share feature. In addition, the update fixes an issue that caused some Office and iWork documents to crash when opened in iPad devices.

This latest update of iOS Dropbox follows the previous iOS 7 redesign that added support for toggling fullscreen mode of files and photos, AirDrop support for sending links and files, and the ability to save video files in Dropbox to your iOS photo library.


Source: TUAW

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  1. Bakari Chavanu
    December 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Lu, yeah, it's a good added feature. However, it only allows you to view annotations on PDFs. It would great if you can add annotations without exporting to another app. Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Lu
    December 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

    been using dropbox and writepdf app for this, but this sounds promising!