I am trying to use the iOS 8 Document Picker to choose a file package from Dropbox, and edit it in-place. However, it seems that only the import and export modes are supported. When I use the open mode, Dropbox doesn't show up in the document picker.
Is this something you guys are working on?
Apple’s Document Picker extension allows apps to import/export or open/move documents into other apps. Dropbox currently supports the import/export functionality (and doesn’t yet support open/move). Apps that only support open/move will not display Dropbox as an option.
In most cases, you can still choose to open the document into Dropbox by accessing the sharing icon and selecting to “Open In” Dropbox. You can send the document back to your app using the same “Open In” functionality.
Dropbox keeps track of this feedback so that we can work toward including our most popular requests in future versions of our app.
Any news on this? Any plans for the upcoming release of IOS9?
Anyway, please support UIDocumentPickerModeMoveToService and UIDocumentPickerModeOpen. There is no reason why dropbox behaves differently on IOS than it does on a Mac or other Desktop platform.
I would like to echo the comments above. I have a paid Dropbox account and find it to be the most reliable option available. However, having to use import/export creates duplicates of files, makes it hard to keep track of versions and makes everything take longer. Alas, I too will be leaving Dropbox if this isn't fixed soon.
What at I find shocking is that whereas previously iCloud was the the only practical option, Apple did Dropbox a huge favour by adding this picker functionality and yet Dropbox failed to utilise it. Apple must be puzzled as to why Dropbox isn't trying to compete for iOS users.
Yep, this is so important. There are so many apps in which I can edit files stored at different locations, but Dropbox is always missing. This one of the few areas where DB is lagging behind its competitors.
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