Dropbox Paper Enters Open Beta, iOS App Now Available

If you work with teams and want to find another collaborative solution other than Google Docs, Dropbox Paper might be one to consider. After launching in closed beta last fall, it has now reached public beta, allowing anyone to give the service a try.

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Also, today also introduces the Dropbox Paper iOS (and Android) app for iPhone and iPad users. Dropbox explains Paper can help your team in the following ways:

  • Brainstorming ideas. Tackle big ideas, together in the same doc, at the same time—and use more than just words by embedding videos, images, and more.
  • Capturing meeting notes. Connect your Google Calendar, and Paper can create a custom notes doc for your next meeting and automatically share it with attendees.
  • Creating to-do’s. Start a checklist with just a few keystrokes, and assign tasks to others by simply adding “@” and a team member’s name.

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Dropbox project manager Kavitha Radhakrishnan, told Engadget they plan to keep Paper going for the long haul, so people should not worry about it shutting down sometime, like other projects Mailbox and Carousel did:

“From a strategy perspective, Paper’s right at the center [of Dropbox],” Radhakrishnan said. “We’re looking at Paper as being a core part of the Dropbox experience, and our momentum over the last year should be a pretty strong signal about how seriously we’re taking this.”

Also, to date, beta users have created 1 million Paper documents so far. The update today brings changes and improvements to tables, image galleries and also allows people to send ‘@‘ replies to team members, with notifications built into the Dropbox desktop app and viewable within the iOS Paper app too.

Click here to download Dropbox Paper for iOS in the App Store. You can join the open Paper beta here.

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