Release date: November 5, 2019
Version 5.9 of DRACOON for iOS offers the following new features:
- Document scanner
- New context menus from iOS 13 for files
The following two new features are available on iPad:
- Multitasking support (side-by-side display of two apps) on iPad
- File exchange with other apps by using drag and drop on iPad
DRACOON for iOS 5.9 integrates a powerful document scanner with which you can conveniently scan, crop, automatically straighten, and bundle documents as a single PDF file in DRACOON using the device camera. DRACOON for iOS even uses optical character recognition (OCR) to automatically suggest a file name for the PDF.
Example: After scanning a document ...
... it will be automatically cropped and straightened:
Afterward, you can scan additional pages if necessary. After completion, the scanned pages are bundled and saved as a single PDF file to DRACOON.
The document scanner requires iOS 13.1 or later.
Step-by-step instructions for scanning documents
New context menus from iOS 13 for files
DRACOON for iOS 5.9 supports the new context menus from iOS 13. For example, if you touch and hold a file in the app, a file preview (if the file type is supported) and a context menu with frequently used DRACOON commands for the file appear at the same time:
File commands can still be displayed as before by swiping a file to the left until "More" appears.
Multitasking support (side-by-side display of two apps) on iPad
DRACOON for iOS 5.9 now supports Split View on iPad, where two apps are arranged side by side to be used at the same time.
Example: DRACOON app (left) and iOS Files app (right) displayed side by side:
File exchange with other apps by using drag and drop on iPad
In Split View, files from the DRACOON app can now be dragged and dropped into the app displayed next to it. By default, a download share is created for the dropped file and the share link is inserted into the other app.
Example: After dragging and dropping a file into the adjacent Microsoft Word app ...
... a download share for the file is automatically created and the share link is inserted into the Word document:
If you want to transfer a copy of the original file from DRACOON to the other app instead of a share link, in Settings, under Drag & Drop, switch off Create share link. In the above example, the image itself would then be inserted into the Word document:
Drag and drop also works the other way round: For example, if you drag a file from the Files app into the DRACOON app, it will automatically be uploaded to DRACOON.
Learn more about drag and drop with DRACOON for iOS
Minor improvements and bug fixes
DRACOON for iOS 5.9 also includes minor enhancements and bug fixes. You can find the list in the technical release notes:
Technical release notes for DRACOON for iOS 5.9
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