Dropbox Receives Update, Brings Doc Previews and Improved Search Function

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A new update is available for Dropbox users, one which brings additional functionality for file-storing professionals who are taking advantage of cloud storage. In the update, users can now preview documents before downloading/sharing, which will save you from pointless downloads of files which you may not need to store on your device. 

In addition, Dropbox has improved the in-app search feature, including recent search tracking, typehead suggestions, and the highlighting of search terms.

For a comprehensive look at the changelog, look below.

What’s New

  • Document Previews: Users can instantly view, scroll through, and zoom in on any Word document, PowerPoint or PDF, straight from an Android device, making it easier to find what you’re looking for. (Of note, this is the NYC engineering team’s first major project.)
  • Improved Search: New functionality includes scoping of searches, recent search tracking, typeahead suggestions, and highlighting of search terms.
  • View-Only Permissions: Users in the Dropbox for Business early access program can now set view-only permissions on shared folders directly from their Android device, bringing even more control to collaboration.

The update is now live on Google Play. Go grab it.

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