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Split screen with the mobile app on iOS

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My ability to use iOS 9 multitasking would be (nearly) complete if Dropbox joined the many apps that support it. For instance, being able to look at a dropbox document on one side while taking notes in Evernote on the other, etc. Currently I work around it by taking a screen shot of a document and split screen it with the photos app. Not the greatest.

Just wondering if there's a guess on when it might happen. Thanks!

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Super User alumni
Super User alumni

Tangential to your question, but i wonder why apps need to support something that is basically window scaling...

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I second this. This is something that's really hindering my productivity. And yeah, it's really odd that "window scaling" is something that has to be implemented by every developer instead of just globally by Apple.

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Is iOS multitasking going to be supported in the iPad app soon? Particularly for the iPad Pro? It's greatly needed by me. I often refer to documents in Dropbox while I'm working in other applications.

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Super User alumni

Dropbox doesn't discuss future features or offer timelines for its upcoming features I am afraid.

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I have the same use case as Joel, taking notes on Notability side by side with previous notes backed up in Dropbox. Would be extremely helpful, thanks!

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That doesn't completely seem to be the case here: https://www.dropboxforum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203636663-Dropbox-client-for-iPad-Pro

In any case, hopefully it's coming soon.

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Super User alumni

That doesn't completely seem to be the case here:

Bruce is hardly going into any depth about any future features in that topic...

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Not in depth, no, but he does acknowledge the feature is coming in the future.

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Super User alumni

but he does acknowledge the feature is coming in the future.

Which thread are you reading?  All Bruce says about split view functionality is this:

Currently we don't have support for the split view functionality, but I'll be sure the pass along the feedback and feature request.

The rest of that thread is about the app scaling specifically supporting the iPad Pro resolution - this is not the same as split view support, the two are completely separate features.

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Yes, I am still waiting on acknowledgment of whether or not split view specifically is coming. I was making the point that Dropbox does seem to confirm future features here in this forum, using that thread about iPad Pro optimization as an example.

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