Two pretty major updates today to two popular applications. Both Dropbox and Skype have been refreshed with some interesting new features. Firstly, Dropbox for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been given a new lease of life with the ability to enable push notifications for shared folders. Essentially, you’ll get a pop-up message telling you when the folder has been shared with you. Version 2.1 also has better PDF viewing support, giving you the ability to view multiple pages on a single screen, and the ability to sort files by the date they were modified.
Skype has seen a brand new service. The iOS app now adds the ability to send video messages for the first time. Once updated, you simply select a specific contact, and you should see the option for “Video Message” with its own specific icon. You then get three minutes to record your message, add title and description, delete or re-record it then send it. As far as I can see, it’s not an app update per se, instead it’s a service update. So, for now, only a small group of users have access to it. Be that as it may, it will be getting rolled out on a wider scale shortly.