If you ever downloaded ZIP files or RAR files on your Chromebook or any Chromium OS device, the “Unsupported file type” error would have made you unhappy. Now with a latest update to the Google Docs viewer, you can view contents of a Zip or Rar file online.
Cloud is getting better.
Downloading files that you only need to preview can create unnecessary clutter on your computer. While you can already use the Google Docs Viewer to view overÂ 15 different file typesÂ without downloading them, today weâ€™ve added support for archive file types ZIP and RAR. Now, if someone sends you a ZIP or RAR file in Gmail, youâ€™ll be able to view its contents from within your browser by clicking onÂ View.
So this resolves one more issue that Chromebook users were facing whenÂ switchingÂ to the Cloud. Any happy campers here ?
via Google Docs Blog.