It would be nice to have a file preview. doc, xls, pdf, txt
But I know it's in beta
Father Grigori commented
I agree, at minimum, basic media types need to have in-app previews: images, sound files, videos and common document formats (texts, presentations, etc).
Actually, this is required for the security of file sharing on ProtonDrive: without previews, the recipient always has to download the content to their device. Someone else may have access to that device currently (shared with a family member, or it may be a work laptop/phone), or there may be unauthorized access in the future (the device is lost, or it runs a vulnerable operating system and is infiltrated by a virus, or a future owner may be able to restore deleted data from the hard drive).
It's important to emphasize that the preview should be available to the *recipient* of the link as well. Currently the little preview that is available (only for images I think) is only available to the uploader from within ProtonDrive. The recipient can't preview it.
Bottom line: if interaction with the content can stay within the browser, most of these scenarios won't mean a threat to the privacy of shared data.
.pdf preview has seemed to work well for me, I'm not sure if there would be any more difficulty with something "proprietary" like the Microsoft suite, I personally use FOSS office software and some of their more common standards could be used as a test bed for previews. Definitely an awesome tool though.
Yes, it is good idea. Same like this trimmer website is doing https://bestbeardtrimmer2021.com/best-beard-trimmer-for-long-beard-2021/
B Engsig commented
Nice..? This is must. Why save your files safely encrypted if you have to download them to see them. This is needed for ALL file types on both desktop and apps for tablet/phone. The next thing should be online editing - and gsuite is gone for me.