Microsoft Updates OneDrive Clients For Android And iOS With New Features

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Along with the new sync client and updated web experience, Microsoft is also announcing significant new enhancements to the OneDrive mobile apps. OneDrive for Android will now allow you to to take files offline.

With our new offline support, you can mark one or more files for offline access and then open those files when disconnected. This can be especially handy when you are about to board a flight (or working from anywhere with limited connectivity) and want to review some files. We’ve also made it easier to find your offline files, which can be accessed from a single view.

This offline feature will be coming to iOS and Windows Phone later on. For OneDrive iOS client, Microsoft is introducing a  new streamlined way to trigger common actions on files (share, move, delete and file details) simply by pressing and holding on the file you want to use. You will get a beautiful radial menu, which we’ve nicknamed the flower. You can quickly select a command by just sliding your finger to the option you want. Along with that, they have also added the ability to draw and comment on your PDF files, all directly in the OneDrive app.

We see billions of PDF files stored in OneDrive—it’s the most common document format. Personally, I have hundreds of PDFs, including product manuals, whitepapers and scanned files, such as expense receipts. Now you can highlight, draw or sign any PDF file and these annotations are stored in the file on OneDrive. All of these annotations can be deleted as needed. It’s a simple and powerful experience that can fundamentally change the way you use PDF files in OneDrive.

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