Dropbox introduces document previews and virtual albums in its website - Magzium
shravya | On 31, Jan 2013
Dropbox in its attempt to compete with iCloud and Skydrive is shifting its focus from being a file management system to a content sharing platform. Yesterday Dropbox has introduced two new features, that allows you to preview documents and create virtual albums.
Document Preview: Up until now documents in Dropbox have only been downloadable links with no previews what so ever. But from now on you can preview your PDFs, Doc, DocX and Power-points before downloading them. Dropbox still doesn’t support previewing of Excel files. This feature is available only in web as of now but would soon be available on mobile too.
Virtual albums: Android and IOS version of the apps have had automatic camera uploads where the pics are sorted by date. Now in the web the service brings all your photos that are stored in different folders and puts them all in a single view. All these photos are grouped by date. The best part is Dropbox allows you to create virtual albums and share to facebook or twitter or email them. Your albums will stay intact even if you move those photos to a different folder in your Dropbox.
This photo service is already available in android but will be soon be rolled out to IOS too. Dropbox said the above features would be rolled out to all its users within the next month. Though the new features haven’t integrated Snapjoy or Audiogalaxy, Dropbox’s recent acquisitions, we are yet to see Dropboxs foray into the world of music.