Docs.com, Microsoft’s online document sharing and editing suite that launched as a lead partner of Facebook’s Instant Personalization feature received nice round of updates.
- First off, full text document search is now available. To address the possibility of having a bazillion results show up for more generic terms, they’re using a bit of Facebook-powered social mojo: as well as sorting results by relevance, Docs will also sort by other criteria such as your (Facebook) relationship to the author and the number of ‘likes’ each document has received. The search results page has also been redesigned, and the performance of search suggestions has improved.
- Next up is PDF support. You can now upload PDFs to Docs.com, which’re viewable online via an integrated Sliverlight-based viewer. And as all other file types on Facebook Docs, these are shareable with your Facebook friends.
- Also new is the fact that any document can now become a user-generated template. Now, in the new “advanced options” section of the sharing control you may specify if “Viewers can use the doc as a template.” If you select this option, your friends can make their own copy with a single click.
- Fnally, Docs has a drag and drop bulk upload tool. For it to work though, you need Silverlight 4 or newer installed.