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Your Dropbox app just became incredibly useful

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You know the score: your team is due to give a presentation tomorrow, you've left the office and realise you need to send the final document around to everyone. But you've only got the print out.

Problem is, you haven't owned a fax machine or scanner since 2001. 

Rather than making the round trip to the office, Dropbox has come up with a life-saver of an update for its app. 

Part of a raft of new 'productivity skills', the app will now let you 'scan' in documents and images via your smartphone's camera. 

It's a lot more sophisticated than just taking blurred snaps of post-it notes: having opened the 'Scan' tool the app will identify the shape of your document, cropping in directly on the part you'll want to share.

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From here, you can then edit and filter the image, before saving it as a PDF. You can even save multiple images into one document before converting it into a single PDF. 

Saves can be made without an internet connection, but you'll be able to send it to any Dropbox account once you're connected and synced. 

You're right - we're getting excited about an app you'll only use for work, but bloody hell is this useful. You can see it in action below and download it here.

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