Dropbox is creating an automatic text recognition into its service that will allow users to search their documents even it has been saved as an image. Photo: File
DURBAN - Dropbox is creating an automatic text recognition into its service that will allow users to search their documents even if they have been saved as an image.  

According to a Dropbox post, over 20 billion image and PDF files have been stored in Dropbox and of those, 10–20 percent are photos of documents. 

This new feature uses the power of our machine intelligence capabilities to make search smarter for Dropbox users. 

With this new feature, images and PDFs in Dropbox Professional, Business Advanced, and Enterprise accounts will be automatically and securely scanned, allowing you to search for text found within them. 

This feature is can be used on a variety of files including JPEG, static GIF, PNG, TIFF, or PDF and it is only available on a premium Dropbox account. 

Dropbox Professional subscribers will\ start seeing the ability to identify English text within images over the coming months. 

Dropbox and Google 

Earlier this year. Dropbox introduced their first product integration in partnership with Google. The integration was an add-on for Gmail. 

Through this add-on users would be able to view, store and share files without exiting their inbox. At the time of the announcement the add was only available to Android users but according to their post iOS was coming soon. 


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