Search dropbox pdf contents on ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by freak99, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. freak99 macrumors member

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    I have a ton of pdf files stored in dropbox folders. These are indexed on my iMac, where I can search through the contents of individual pdf files. However, I can't seem to find a way to do this on my iPad.

    Dropbox only offers pdf searching on business accounts, and there is a minimum three user license required for those accounts, which I don't need. Is there an app that might accomplish what I need? I know Evernote does pdf searching, but it doesn't really fit my workflow.

    Also, while I'm at it: Is there any way to browse my dropbox files in finder on OS X without downloading them all automatically? I don't really need every single file on my hard drive, but I also don't want to browse files using the dropbox website.

    Thanks
     
  2. JD2015, Apr 20, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017

    JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Try 'Filebrowser'. This is a file manager app. Should help out as can sort by file type.
     
  3. freak99 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll check it out. Thanks.
     
  4. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Can't you just use the iPad or iPhone universal search, like this?

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    Dropbox results come up right away for me...
     
  5. freak99 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Aha...I see...sorry!
     
  7. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

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    Documents by Readdle can search the contents of iCloud files, but I'm not sure about Dropbox.
     

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