Dropbox has been wallowing in its own irrelevance for a long time, but of late they’ve been working hard to revamp their business. To that end, they’ve announced a whole slew of collaborative tools and are now looking a little more like an Office 365 or Google Docs competitor than a vanilla cloud-storage service.
First up is document scanning. Dropbox has updated their iOS app to permit for document scanning from within the app itself. There’s apparently a ‘plus’ button that you tap and then you can scan your documents. If you’re a Dropbox Business user, Dropbox will even change your documents to searchable text using cloud-based OCR software. All scanned documents will, obviously, be stored in Dropbox. Android users won’t get the functionality just yet, but Dropbox promises that the feature is coming soon.