Yandex announced a new version of “Yandex.Browser” for Mac and Windows. The main new feature in the update is the ability to not only view office documents but also edit in the cloud service Microsoft Office Online.
“It may seem that we just added to the existing editor functions, but it is not. The previous technology open documents worked locally, required substantial resources to support and in many ways limited the development of Yandex.Browser. So we abandoned it and to view documents now use easy cloud service Yandex. In addition to viewing in one click to save the file on Yandex.Disk. This will protect your data from accidental loss and help you to access them from any device”.
The feature works not only for files from the network. You can simply drag the document into the browser window. The developers abandoned the old technology can open documents that worked locally and was demanding. Instead, to view documents is now used easy cloud service Yandex.
In addition to viewing in one click to save the file on Yandex.Disk. The editor includes Word Online, Excel Online and PowerPoint Online from a cloud of Microsoft office Suite. All changes made to a document are automatically written to Disk even if your laptop suddenly runs out of battery, the data will remain intact.
The editor is available for testing in the beta version Yandex.17.6.1 browser for Windows and macOS which you can download at browser.yandex.ru/beta. In the near future, support will also appear on Linux.