Dropbox for Android was updated to version 2.3 earlier in the month. That update was a nice one for those who take lots of pictures. The v2.3 update included improvements in terms of photo albums and sharing. And while we tend to focus on the Android side of things here, we realize that Dropbox users likely switch between both the app and the web interface.

That being said, the folks at Dropbox have recently announced the latest update. This one will deal with documents and is called Documents Preview. As the name would suggest, those visiting the Dropbox on the web will be able to preview documents without having to download them.

Keep in mind though, this will only work with a few document files types including .doc, .docx and .pdf. If you encounter a file that is not supported, you can still resort to the old way of doing things — that is to say, download the file and view it locally. In terms of use cases, this may not be as appealing if you are using Dropbox on your own computer, however it should be nice for times when you are signed in on another computer.

For example, if you are using a public computer you will now be able to login to your Dropbox account and preview a document without having to worry about downloading the file. Or more specifically, without having to worry about remembering to delete that file from the computer after you are done with it. With that, while Dropbox has announced this new feature, it is not available just yet.

[via SlashGear]