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Select files from search results on ipad

Select files from search results on ipad

StLOrca
Explorer | Level 3

Hey gang,

I'm trying to batch export files in Dropbox for the iPad. Here's what want:

  1. Touch the magnifying lens icon.
  2. Search for the files I want. In this case, it's a bunch of epub files.
  3. Select multiple files that show up in search results.
  4. Export these files to the app (in this case Books).
  5. Profit!

Steps one and two are fine--I get a nice list of files that meet the search criteria. I can do steps three and four if all of the files are in the same folder; I would just click the blue check mark icon and select to my heart's content. But I can't select the files in the search results.

TL;DR: in the Dropbox app on the iPad, is there a way to select multiple files in search results? Can any of you staggeringly good-looking and well-dressed folks help a brother out here?

4 Comments
Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @StLOrca; thanks for using Dropbox!

 

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we can share your suggestions with our team, therefore, I’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

 

See you around the Community!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Wonjin
New member | Level 2

It looks like this functionality is missing in the iOS app as well as in the desktop app. 
In dropbox.com I can select any files in the search results, but in those apps I can't. 

ErliThor
New member | Level 2

This is something we absolutely need in the iOS apps. Not being able to select files from a search makes Dropbox behind other cloud services and basic file operations Explorer and Finder have had for years. 

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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