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"Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

"Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Brian D.28
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Under activities on my iPad and iPhone- cannot "Open In" other apps such as iBooks.

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Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Sanchez
Dropboxer
Hey @budvar, welcome to our community! 

It looks like you’re using Polaris’ mobile app there, in which case you wouldn’t see the Open With option that our app provides. If you would like to use our mobile app, you can get it here :wink:
 
Cheers
 
[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]

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Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Edward R.1
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Hi, I am having the same issue. I cannot open Dropbox files in Filemaker. I do not have the option for FileMaker in "open in".

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Sue M.16
New member | Level 1

i am having same issue on my ipad, i cannot view the  Open inDropbox options to open items

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Troye B.
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Yes, me too. Dropbox doesn't give me the choice of opening a PDF in Adobe Acrobat, iBooks, Document Pro etc anymore. It just goes straight to Adobe Acrobat. I prefer reading and storing PDF's in iBooks on my iPad, but i don't have that choice anymore, since a recent Dropbox update on my iPad.How do i get that choice back?

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Sue M.16
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toye b, what was the update for ipad, i have been avoiding this, and i dont want to cause more issues in not being able open pdfs, 

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Troye B.
New member | Level 1

Hi Sue. It was just one of the regular Dropbox updates, the ones which appear as a little red number at the bottom when you open App Store. It wasn't an iOS update. I tend to avoid those as well after having mega problems with the iOS 8 update.

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Laurie F.2
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So frustrating when these companies get into wars with each other. I bought a subscription to Dropbox because it's more reliable than iCloud and everyone has it. Now apparently Dropbox feels the need to go on the offensive and require its users to interface exclusively with their approved partners; notably Adobe, a longtime foe of Steve Jobs.

Well, I did find a workaround (because I too like to store my PDF's in easy to access folders in iBooks). I have an app called GoodReader that I have been using for years - great for redlining PDF's. You can link it to Dropbox and iCloud, and open PDF's directly from Dropbox. From there, I transferred it to iCloud, and from iCloud I opened it in iBooks.

Crazy stupid, I know, but no more crazy than these stupid Silicon Valley rivalries that make my work more difficult.

Solved for me Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

budvar
New member | Level 2

I missing in Dropbox “open in” too, because my excel file looks ok only in Polaris Office, but i can access dropbox file directly from Polaris Office app... It is ok for me, to do it in this way...C4EE77E8-A3F4-4EB1-B749-08C6DB671E6B.png

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

budvar
New member | Level 2

I missing in Dropbox “open in” too, because my excel file looks ok only in Polaris Office, but i can access dropbox file directly from Polaris Office app... It is ok for me, to do it in this way...C4EE77E8-A3F4-4EB1-B749-08C6DB671E6B.png

Re: "Open in" feature not working on iPad or iPhone

Sanchez
Dropboxer
Hey @budvar, welcome to our community! 

It looks like you’re using Polaris’ mobile app there, in which case you wouldn’t see the Open With option that our app provides. If you would like to use our mobile app, you can get it here :wink:
 
Cheers
 
[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]

Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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