With every update to Open-Xchange’s products, we increase their functionality and ease of use, in order to improve usability. This latest release is no different. The new OX Drive app for Apple iOS, in conjunction with OX App Suite v7.10.6, makes all your OX Drive content available in Apple's native Files app.
The new OX Drive app is an intelligent file synchronization app for iOS phones and tablets, which integrates natively into the iOS Files app on iPhone and iPad devices. As a result, it provides all corresponding functionality that users are used to from services like iCloud.
With this next generation app, Open-Xchange provides a seamless integration into Apple’s app ecosystem and into the system’s own file browser. It will replace the current OX Drive app which was a standalone app that used an independent file browser.
With iOS 11, Apple introduced their Files app, which can be compared to Finder on macOS or Explorer on Windows. It is a system-wide native file browser deeply integrated into the operating system and allows cross-app file handling. Open-Xchange decided to fully embrace this new technology and fully support the Files app as its main user interface.
With the new integration, users can easily search and organize their own files in one app, independent of where the file was originally received from. Users can easily import/export their content to/from other apps, such as mail; they can edit Office documents and automatically synchronize new versions, create PDFs, and a lot more.
Users can easily import/export their content to/from other apps such as mail; they can edit Office documents and automatically synchronize new versions, create PDFs, and a lot more.
All these native features are now also available for OX Drive content, along with custom OX Drive-specific actions, including creating or editing sharing links.
From a user’s perspective, the user interface part of the OX Drive app just handles the log in and displays some legal information. Everything else is done by using the familiar Files app that comes with the device.
You will find more information about the app enhancements and all new features and functions in the OX Drive app for Apples iOS Feature Overview.
If you have any questions or need additional information regarding OX Drive app or any other OX solution, please contact us or reach out to your OX account manager.