Box.net, the first online file system, has integrated Scribdâ€™s iPaper, a format which enable all your powerpoints, word files, excel spreadsheets, and PDFs to be viewed directly in a flash interface without saving it to your computer.
For someone like me who hates downloading PDF files and other documents, iPaper is a big help. And thereâ€™s no need to worry about incompatible file formats. For Box.net, this is a very practical feature which can help improve productivity and collaboration without leaving the Web browser.
Scribdâ€™s iPaper is similar to YouTube videos wherein files like PDF, Word, and PowerPoint can be viewed in Flash widgets so you can embed or share them on web pages. Itâ€™s fast and light since documents are not downloaded but streamed to iPaper. The best part is you donâ€™t have to leave the site and access your Acrobat Reader or other software just to view these documents. In short, you get to keep your customers on your site for a longer time.
Originally posted on February 21, 2008 @ 3:02 am