Dropbox that offers
cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software has launched “Paper” in beta, a solution that can help fast-moving teams create collaborative docs and share important information. The company had rolled out Paper in private beta for limited teams. It was first unveiled in October 2015. Apart from making it generally available, Dropbox has also released a new Paper mobile app for iOS and Android which was earlier limited only to the web edition.
In a blogpost
, Christina Cacioppo, Product Lead, Dropbox Paper stated:
Early Paper users have already created over a million docs and given us a ton of useful feedback. With that input, we’ve made improvements like enhanced tables and image galleries; desktop, web, and mobile notifications; and powerful search to help you quickly find the docs you need. And our new mobile apps let you get project updates, make edits, and respond to feedback anytime, anywhere.
Paper claims to keep the teammates in sync
- By instant sharing Paper enables the user to send docs with just a click to whosoever it chooses. Be it an individual, team or entire company.
- By iterating in real time which offers the user to work with the team at the same time by keeping a track of feedbacks received and editing them immediately.
- By quick commenting as the user can share thoughts and receive inline comments.
According to Dropbox, Paper beta has been made available with many enhancements to its suite. For instance, it allows drag and drop of pictures into Paper on desktop and make personalized tables that can be inserted in documents. It gets connected to the Google Calender where Paper can create custom notes for lining up meetings which gets shared with the attendees automatically. It allows for a checklist to be made and the tasks can be assigned by simply adding “@” and a team member’s name, which is very similar to how Slack chat app functions.
Last month it introduced a handful of productivity tools
to streamline, unify, and secure work for enterprise users to help people work better together. Dropbox also signed an agreement with BitTitan
with an aim to provide file sharing and collaboration services in order to simplify and accelerate the process of file transfer and folders into Dropbox Business.
According to a report in Techcrunch
, Dropbox Group Product Manager Kavitha Radhakrishnan said, “The features that made it into Paper was a constant result of user testing. Such a data-driven approach is common in larger companies, and it’s not surprising that Dropbox would take such a rigorous approach to enterprise tools. Releasing new beta tools and applications gives Dropbox an increasing ability to figure out what new user behavior pops up that it can account for.”