KeithPublic, you are correct. They have not addressed it. The short answer is they don't care. Most users use a computer. My guess is there is not enough benefit to spend the resources on this change. Odd considering they have 100s of millions in investor funds. Would seem like a several hundred to several thousand dollar feature to add. This is sad really. I've changed to several other data storage services SPECIFICALLY due to this issue. My ipad sat in my desk drawer for over 6 months before I decided to switch services. If they add this feature I'll come back, but DB is just a backup hard drive for me now.
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I just got done with a back and forth with Dropbox Support. I too am frustrated at this feature, or lack thereof. I have been an iPhone user since inception. I'm a contractor and LIVE on Dropbox in the field. I got a new iPhone 7Plus just so I could have more screen space in the field. Came to the brilliant conclusion that an iPad would be the best solution since it is so much larger than the iPhone. Have had my new iPad Pro 9.7 for two weeks now. It has been rendered utterly USELESS due to the inability to turn off, or even adjust, the preview pane so I can see more of the file names. My file names can get large due to job names and such, so the list of files all appear the same (ie. Johnson Plans ARCH.....here is where it gets specific). Dropbox's solution to this was the nifty little drop arrow to the right of the file name. That's a great feature if you only have 2 or 3 files to choose between. I might have 100 files that appear similar, so I MUST be able to see the entire file name. There is no other option. Therefore, not being able to turn off, or reduce, the preview pane makes the iPad version of Dropbox as useful as using a nail file to cut a 2x12..... Note to Dropbox....Please show me how that drop arrow is an efficient way to find a file amongst 100 or so files? PLEASE don't make me switch to Box. I have too much invested in Dropbox.
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