Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search, Adds Document Previews

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It appears to be a good day for Android users in terms of getting better search features in third-party apps. As reported earlier, Tumblr has improved its search experience on Android. Now, Dropbox has launched an update for its Android app, adding document previews and a redesigned search experience.

The company says it's now quicker and easier to get to any of the stuff in your Dropbox. It now includes the ability to search in specific folders, or in your entire Dropbox. It keeps track of recent searches, and amkes typehead suggestions as you type in your search.

"To make sure you don’t miss a thing, Dropbox highlights the names of matching files or folders as you type your search," the company says in a blog post.

"You can now instantly preview any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF in your Dropbox straight from your Android device," it also notes. "This means you can view, scroll, and zoom in on your travel docs without needing to switch out of the Dropbox app."

In addition to these features, the app will now let you set view-only permissions on shared folders.

The update is rolling out on Google Play this afternoon.

Image via Dropbox

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