Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Dropbox reveals Documents Preview feature

updated 04:14 pm EST, Wed January 30, 2013

Carryover to apps still unknown

Cloud service Dropbox has announced a new platform feature, dubbed Documents Preview. The option lets people get a glimpse at the contents of files without having to open them in their native apps. At present, only some filetypes are being supported, such as .doc, .docx, PowerPoint, and PDF; Excel is a notable omission. So far, only the web and Android versions of Dropbox have been upgraded to include the new feature, and full web deployment may take several months.

The company has yet to say if its Mac or Windows apps will get the technology, but confirms that Documents Preview will appear on more phones and tablets. Dropbox is one of the most ubiquitous mobile apps, appearing on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and the Kindle Fire, with a Windows 8 version just added earlier this month, though no Windows Phone version has yet appeared.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Gazoobee

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 02-27-09

    So, even *more* CPU cycles will be used, and even *more* space on your hard drive will disappear. Great. :(

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News