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Launch Of Dropbox Paper- But What About The Competition?

Will Dropbox Paper survive?

Dropbox Paper is a document editing app built to facilitate ease of sharing and faster collaboration. Originally launched to a limited number of teams in private beta, the app is now available on Android and iOS. The Paper app is built to help speedy squads effortlessly create collaborative docs and share imperative data, which is available for on-the-go access.


Dropbox Paper is not new in the line of document editing apps available for users. World Wide Web giant Google provides Google Docs which provides similar services for on-the-go users. Other competitors like Pages and Evernote are also existent in the market today. So how is Dropbox Paper different?

Dropbox Group Product Manager Kavitha Radhakrishnan says, “We’re very aware of our competitors, we actually see paper being pretty uniquely positioned. We’re not just about creating documents, communicating and getting feedback, search. We’re a holistic team solution in terms of being used as a hub. This is what we’re seeing our early users do. A huge differentiator is we do provide solutions regardless of what tools the users are using today.”

Here’s the Difference

According to the website, Dropbox Paper’s focus is on facilitating teamwork and a work together attitude. To keep their teams in sync with Paper the following features are available; Brainstorming ideas by working together in the same doc, at the same time—and use more than just words by embedding videos and images, capturing meeting notes by connecting to your Google Calendar with an option of creating custom notes doc for your next meeting and automatically sharing it with attendees, creating to-do’s by starting a checklist with just a few keystrokes, and assign tasks to others by simply adding “@” and a team member’s name.

Also, included are enhanced tables and image galleries; desktop, the web, and mobile notifications; and powerful search that helps you quickly find the docs you need. The new mobile app also lets you get project updates, make edits, and respond to feedback—anytime, anywhere.

The paper is now open to users in beta so anyone can sign up—without the waitlist.

Join the beta today at

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