Steve Ballmer might be dissing Dropbox as a “little startup,” but the company is at least making efforts, giant steps if I may call it, to improvement. Dropbox announced a new feature called Dropbox Documents Preview today at its headquarters in San Francisco. The new feature will basically allow users to browse or preview files in various formats (.doc, .docx, PDFs, PowerPoint files), saving you the worry of having to download the wrong file. Unfortunately, Microsoft Excel files are not supported for now. Users will be able to view a pop-up window to preview documents.
Dropbox says that the feature will be rolling out to its users soon. Dropbox also introduced a new feature that makes it easier to share and view photos. During its demo today, the company took photos from separate folders and viewed them in a single window. The photos were then organized according to time and were also shared on Facebook, Twitter, and via email. Users can even create virtual albums. This is good news for Dropbox users, since sharing albums on social networks will be easier and faster. Dropbox plans to rollout the feature in the coming months.