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When collaborating with a team on content creation with the purpose of bringing multiple inputs in a nonstructured or nonfixed media type, this is a great choice because of its diversity of content and collaboration tools, however, if you are looking to have high flexibility in a particular content creation stream, for example, sophisticated text editing or presentation, there are a lot of strong competitors out there.
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I think it is well-suited for populations who value social media and being connected in this manner at work. If the population does not value this type of open interaction, it will be underutilized. Many of our baby-boomer generation staff have a hard time seeing the relevancy of a site such as this.
Read full review Pros With Dropbox Paper, I can insert images and videos into your document, to make the document more visual, which is helpful for creating newsletters and simple flyers. Once you create a document, you can save it as a template to be reused as a starting point for creating new documents. Dropbox Paper has some basic formatting features like bolding text, adding links, and creating H1 and H2 headings. You can insert tables into your Dropbox Paper document Dropbox Paper also has an unusual but helpful feature, and that is the time line feature. Read full review I think it helps people crowd source an organization for information and resources that may not be easily found. The subjects feature is a great place to develop communities of practice where links, files and communication can be shared. As long as the search engine is optimized / working effectively, it can be a powerful way to access sites and resources across the organization. Read full review Cons No spell check feature. No going back to "old versions" once changes are made they are permanent, with no restriction setting or ability to see previous versions. Read full review The profile finder is glitchy and rarely comes up with solid results. The site sometimes has glitches, such as subject pages not loading and complete content not appearing on the screen until you refresh or give it an abnormal amount of time to load. The "USAID Search" option should appear first for the search results. It is not intuitive that it is the last search option to select. Often users don't even clearly recognize that they need to select types of search results. Read full review Alternatives Considered
I was not part of the decision making to acquire the
tool against any of the other options and competitors. However, I can assume that the fact that we have been using
File Management for many years and many important files are stored and shared in the tool everyday, the adding of
Paper should have been felt very natural.
Read full review Return on Investment Dropbox Paper has allowed all of our employees to be much more productive and on track even when we can't be in the office, which from a management standpoint is a huge positive impact. They know that productivity isn't slowing or lacking when everyone isn't actually sitting in the office under their watchful eye. It has had a huge impact on our turn around time and speed of getting more work and projects completed. The more work you can effectively get done in a time period means more money for the bottom line. It has made the majority of our team members more accountable and reliable when they know everyone is working together on something and each person has their own checklist of items to complete. It is especially helpful that everyone can see the same checklist, so everyone knows what each other is accomplishing. Read full review I feel that it has connected colleagues who would have never met in our global organization. I has created a division in the organization between the users and those who oppose its existence. It has been a great place for communication-oriented departments to get their messages out, advertise events, etc. Read full review ScreenShots