(Bloomberg) -- Dropbox Inc. unveiled tools for scanning documents using a smartphone camera and for creating new Microsoft Office documents with the click of a button, as the file-storage company pushes into new parts of the corporate cloud-services market.

The new features will let users scan physical documents, whiteboards, receipts and Post-It notes and store them as Dropbox files, the San Francisco-based company announced Wednesday. Business customers of Dropbox can then search the captured files using character recognition. People working on the free mobile app for Apple Inc.’s iOS can click a new Plus button to create Word, PowerPoint and Excel files and automatically save them to Dropbox.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access