Dropbox today updated its Android app with support for document previews and an overhauled search function. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.
Document previews means you can now view, scroll, and zoom in or out of any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF in your Dropbox directly on your Android device without having to switch out of the Dropbox app. The search improvements have a bit more details worth underlining:
You can now search in specific folders, or in your entire Dropbox.
Dropbox helps you stay organized by keeping track of your recent searches.
The app now makes “typeahead” suggestions as you type in your searches.
To make sure you don’t miss a thing, Dropbox highlights the names of matching files or folders as you type your search.
Last but not least, the app now has the ability to set shared folders to the view-only permission. This is exclusive to Dropbox for Business customers in the early access program, but it should be expanded when it’s ready.