Dropbox Quietly Launches an Epub Viewer
Dropbox is a popular way to store your ebooks and other files online, and now they have made it a little easier to read those ebooks.
A reader has tipped me to the news that Dropbox now has an Epub viewer built into its website. Simply double click on one of the Epub files you have uploaded to your Dropbox account and it will open in a viewer – just like PDF and Word.
My source and I were unable to find an announcement from DropBox, but I can confirm it works – just not very well.
The Dropbox Epub viewer ignores the formatting, table of contents, and all of the metadata. All it can really do is take the text and images from an Epub file and show it as a single column of centered text, making it a viewer app of last resort.
My source calls it "a pretty cool improvement" but I am going to let Dropbox add features like basic support for formatting before I get excited.
Thanks, Stephanie, for the tip!