A little-known function of the application Dropbox, but very useful, can help iPhone users add content to iBooks. In a recent update, the cloud storage service application has become a scanner, allowing users to scan any document or physical image. With the feature, the scanned file is saved to Dropbox and can be exported to iBooks.
The integration between the two applications allows you to add scans of books, magazines and other documents, such as resumes and certificates. The tip is also suitable for students, who can take excerpts from books, notes and tests inside the iPhone.
See below how to do it:
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Step 1 – To start, open Dropbox and tap on the “+” icon;
Step 2 – Choose the option “Scan document”For the iPhone camera to be used by Dropbox;
Step 3 – Use the blue frame to determine the scanned area and tap the circle icon at the bottom of the screen;
Step 4 – You can add more scanned pages by tapping the “+” icon at the bottom right of the screen. However, for this example, we will proceed to the end of the function by tapping “Next”;
Step 5 – To add a custom name to the file, tap on “File Name”;
Step 6 – Rename the file and tap “OK”;
Step 7 – Tap “Save” to have the file saved to the Dropbox cloud;
Step 8 – Touch the arrow next to the name of the scanned file;
Step 9 – Choose the option “Send link”;
Step 10 – In the sharing options, touch the App Store icon, as shown in the image below;
Step 11 – To end the tip, touch the iBooks icon to save the scan in the tool’s content library.
We know that there are other ways to add content to iBooks. However, sharing documents with Dropbox is one of the most practical ways to have documents, photos and books scanned on the iPhone.
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