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OneDrive for iOS gets improved document scanning, offline folder features and more with latest update

Microsoft has dropped a significant update for OneDrive for iOS. The update brings the app to version 9.1 and improves document scanning, while also bringing new support for offline folders and improving sharing capabilities.

The listing in the iOS app store mentions that the app has been “completely rewritten for performance improvements, and new features faster than ever before.” New features will roll out slowly to Office 365 subscribers, and you may not see them for a few more days. Here is what you need to know:

  • Super Scanning: Ok, that’s not the official name, but it’s easier than ever to go paperless with the ability to scan as many pages as you want and save those pages into a single PDF. In addition, you can now crop, rotate, or delete those scanned pages. You can safely retire that old scanner, it’s services are no longer needed.
  • Offline Folders: We’ve heard your feedback and know that downloading one file at a time is no fun and you aren’t always connected to the Internet when you need to access that important file. We wanted to do something about that, so we are rolling out the ability to offline any folder in OneDrive and SharePoint. When the feature is enabled, you will find it by tapping and holding on your important folders then tap the new offline command.
  • Improved sharing capabilities: You can now create links that expire on a specific day. Whether it’s a week or two years from now, just go to your personal OneDrive account, tap and hold on a file, tap share, and Link Settings to get started.
  • Discover interesting documents: Using a work or school account? We added a new view to help you discover interesting and relevant documents based who you work with and the content that you work on. Take a look at this personalized view by going to the Shared tab and sliding over to the Discover pivot. Let us know what you think.

Microsoft is saying that the slow roll out will make sure that no new issues and bugs will be introduced to the app. So, if you don’t see these new features at first, don’t worry. You can find the download link for the app below.

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