Updated 03:13 PM EDT, Tue, Oct 20, 2020

iOS 8 Apps News Updates: Dropbox Now Supports Touch ID

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Apple users with devices that support Touch ID are now able to access and secure their Dropbox documents with the aid of Apple's fingerprint sensor.

If you're one of those people who store sensitive documents and data on the popular online storage service, this additional security feature will protect your valuable content by way of your devices' fingerprint features, noted CNet

The feature is available on devices with the fingerprint hardware, namely, the iPhone 5S and higher as well as TouchID-able iPads which have been updated with the iOS 8 software. 

As an added treat to those using the larger Apple smartphones, Dropbox has updated its software to support the larger screen display, a move Engadget believes will make iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users very happy.

The additional security measure comes a week after Dropbox confirmed that a hundreds of user accounts were compromised after their passwords were exposed.

The last major upgrade from Dropbox was made available last month during the launch of the new smartphone devices and the release of the iOS 8. Mac Rumors reports that the update "brought a new Notification Center widget, a new Share extension that allows files from other apps to be opened and saved, and the ability to manage shared folders in the app."

For those interested to make use of the updates, as in the past, Dropbox 3.5 is available for download for both the iPhone and iPad from the App Store and with a few setting tweaks, you can now maximize the Touch ID feature to reopen the application, shared Apple Insider.

Other Touch ID Fingerprint-Friendly Apps

To help you make use of the fingerprint feature, here we took note of Gizmodo's list of useful Touch ID apps that will help you in your everyday life:

Amazon - In the past, if you wanted to make a purchase on the retail portal, like everything else, you would need to input a password. Now, by enabling the Touch ID on Amazon's iOS app, you can make purchases by simply making contact with the fingerprint sensor.

Evernote - This useful, organizer app helps you be as productive as you can be. From writing quick notes to full-length essays, you can do it all. Protect all your secrets, information and documents with this additional privacy feature and easier app launching option.

Mint - Be on top of your finances with Mint. As an app that tracks all your financial activity, this is definitely one of those apps you want to secure. Activate the Touch ID feature for this app today!

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