A few days ago Dropbox revealed a couple of the features it was working on. Now, it's ready to allow some users a sneak preview at both the document preview feature and the new photo album features.
Both are intended to make Dropbox a better place for content, things you "consume" on the site or in the apps rather than download or export to use with another application.
A big and quite important addition to the Dropbox website are document previews. Several types of Microsoft documents as well as PDF will be viewable, but not editable, inside the website.
This way, you won't have to download anything just to check something out or without knowing what exactly what you're downloading.
You can now sign up
for the file preview feature to get early access. You'll be notified as soon as your account is included, which shouldn't be so long.
The second big feature has to do with photos and makes sense considering how much effort Dropbox has been putting into photos lately.
Now, you'll be able to better manage all the photos sucked out of your phone and camera automatically.
With photo albums, photos stay organized no matter where they're actually stored, you can move some of them to other folders but they will stay in the same album.
You have to sign up
separately for the photo albums feature if you want early access. Like with document previews, you'll have to wait a while, but you'll be notified as soon as you're in.
Obviously, everyone else will be getting the same features soon enough, a few weeks or so, but if you can't wait to try them out, you should get into early previews.
You can expect more features like this further down the line, there's still no word on what Dropbox has planned for the AudioGalaxy team, but audio streaming is the safest bet.