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Dropbox Paper


What is Dropbox Paper?

Dropbox Paper is a web-based, co-editing tool that includes word processing, document creation and coordination features. The tool is free to use and allows multiple people to collaborate on a document.

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What is Dropbox Paper?

Dropbox Paper is a web-based, co-editing tool that includes word processing, document creation and coordination features. The tool is free to use and allows multiple people to collaborate on a document.

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Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Dropbox paper is used to create documents with multiple types of content in one place, on which our team can collaborate & present. For example, when working on brainstorming ideas for our innovative products or solutions all team members bring research materials & ideas in one place, on Paper, and work on them collaboratively.
  • Integrate & embed multiple media types, for example, youtube links, Spotify, dropbox content or Vimeo & many others.
  • For collaboration, the pointers with names showing who is working on the doc amongst your team or names written against the content created by different team members are super useful.
  • It's simply easy to use with quick access to available tools & page continuity makes it a lightweight and useful tool.
  • Its presentation capabilities can definitely be improved, including how page-by-page presentation is to be done & how aspect ratios are maintained for different resolutions.
  • More flexibility in text editing would be a great addition to the text editing functionality, for example, additional fonts would be a nice thing to have.
  • Introducing additional to-do list software capabilities or task management functionality would enhance the software greatly as well.
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.
Lori Houser | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Dropbox Paper as a collaborative tool. It provides our users a way to collaborate on projects, create documents, calendars, to-do lists and keep track of milestones and linking tasks or next steps to project owners.
  • Develop multiple individual projects, setting milestone dates within them.
  • Easy to invite others to collaborate on projects.
  • Create to-do lists and assign due dates.
  • Create documents with multiple types of integrated media, going beyond simple text with images, audio, and video.
  • Make edits to documents in real time for all team members to see.
  • 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.
To be honest, there is very little reason to switch to Dropbox Paper from other tools you may already be using, such as Google Docs, because of their lack of differentiation. On the other hand, if you don’t currently use a collaboration tool, and you’re already paying for Dropbox, then Paper is worth considering.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We started using DropBox Paper in our company during Covid when everyone starting working from home. Getting together to collaborate via zoom or teams was not always a possibility, so we had to find a way to work together even while not "together". It was a great and effective way of getting our teams connected and gave us the ability to work on projects together without us all actually having to be together at the office. Having a software that allowed us to work in real time with each other and pick up whenever and wherever we needed to was a lifesaver.
  • It allows are team to work together on one project, or documents or plans, all at the same time and keeps everyone on the same page.
  • It allows us to make a schedule, or To Do list and keep time management at the highest priority. Everyone can work together as a group to accomplish tasks, but also know when something has been completed. There is no double doing tasks and wasting time.
  • In our Design and Construction Industry it is important that we be able to look at plans, drawings, specs and schedules all at once. Dropbox Paper allows you to add all types of medias to the documents and upload it for all to see and work on. It's amazing when others can view a page of your CAD plans without having to give everyone CAD access.
  • It also allows are team to in a sense "put our heads together" and brainstorm to create an idea so that each person can build off the other in real time.
  • I feel like the feature of creating your own template could be easier to navigate and use. Sometimes I think it isn't completely clear on what your final outcome will be.
  • There might need to be a better " learning app" when teaching users how to bring all their work and content together to work best for them on their desktop. Some co-workers seemed to have a harder time, but some were also trying to bring together different programs that others don't use.
  • When you create checklist for job items, you have to assign it to someone in particular or it won't show up on the teams side panel. It would be nice to have "general" job tasks where anyone can take it and handle it and then check it off when it's complete.
DropBox Paper is perfect for groups or teams that are needing to create and collaborate together but can't all be together in the same office or all on the same call or zoom meeting. It allows everyone to create together in real time and then also work on a project together and check off items as they are completed. It makes it super helpful when you can transfer other docs into your team "file" so that everyone has a visual of what is begin discussed or has that doc to use for their work in the future at their own time and pace.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
While we use Google Docs for multiple needs, Dropbox Paper helps us switch between Google Docs and the items that we need. This tool is extremely easy to use, edit and bounce between documents for us than any other programs we have come across! We use Dropbox Paper to share documents and build more transparency around file management within our company.
  • Great editing UI that supports all types of media and great formatting
  • Importing and using emojis are easy
  • Easy to share
  • Task assignment
  • Edit audit trails
  • Editing for imported images and videos.
  • Improved UI for formatting support.
  • Responsive content adjustment with aspect changes.
Dropbox Paper makes it super easy and fun for teams to collaborate remotely. It is very easy to create a document, edit it and share it- all in a matter of seconds. You can import any content format and build whatever you can imagine very easily. It also makes switching between docs very easy.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Dropbox Paper allows me to quickly create and share formatted documents without having to download a program to my computer. I can also use Dropbox paper to collaborate with others. This is especially helpful when building long internal newsletters, where one or more departments are contributing to the document.
  • 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.
  • Dropbox Paper has very basic formatting features. However, it would be helpful, if I could change the text color and have more options for changing text size.
  • It would be helpful if I could upload a video from my computer. Currently you can only embed a video from youtube, Google Drive, and other third party applications.
  • I wish Dropbox Paper came with some preset templates to get you started with creating documents. It would be great if there was a meeting note template and a newsletter template
Dropbox Paper is suited for creating very simple documents, where you are collaborating with other users. It is particularly useful in a work environment that primarily uses Dropbox as a storage and file management solution. If you need to create documents where you need more enhanced formatting features, you would need to use Google Docs, or Microsoft Word.
Mohammad Rashid Raza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Dropbox Paper to store the files including word, pdf, excel, ppt, and images. We create the file and share the link between team members so all team members can access and edit the file at the same time and keep updated with the latest status of the project and work. We also use Dropbox Paper to share the large files with clients.
  • We can edit the file online.
  • Multiple users can access and edit the file at same time.
  • After every edit or save a version is get created of the file.
  • Make the authorization control little easy
  • UI can be improve
If someone wants to make their document file stored on the cloud then Dropbox Paper is the best solution, which makes the file available everywhere without any constraint of machine and location.
Seth Lennon Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Dropbox Paper is an excellent product for creating documents that can be easily shared and edited by a team working together. This is something that is necessary for our team, like so many, who are spread out geographically and across time zones. We are regularly creating applications, reports, job descriptions, etc. that need to be accessible. Being able to create simultaneously is something that has been invaluable for us.
  • Intuitive design
  • Glitch-free reliability
  • Quality customer service
  • Fairly expensive
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Without the benefit of a larger backdrop ecosystem, like Google
Dropbox Paper is well suited to those who are seeking a closed-system platform for creating, storing and editing documents among a team - especially those who are at a distance. However, these are also services that are offered decently well by competitor companies with a free product- such as Google Drive/ Google Docs.
Fabricio Velasco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Security, reliability and easy of access to document sharing online. Dropbox Paper offers us flexibility and control to project sharing via documents directly in the file managing Dropbox environment that allows the company to keep everything under "controlled" user access with high levels of security and also providing reliability with backup functions and ultimately it is easy to use in the user interface side as also compatible with the main Document formats. So by allowing collaborative Document editing in a reliable way, this tool is helping the business.
  • Flexibility
  • Performance
  • Integration
  • Search functions
  • Lack of a thumbnail view
  • Lack of a Project Management View (with steps)
Dropbox Paper is very well suited in a corporate environment where both the file management and the document editing and collaboration must be easy to use but without the risks of less secure and reliable platforms (including some that are available online and are 100% free) as companies like mine have a very restrict and specific need to control access of users and avoid data from leaking outside the limits of the specific project Team.
As for scenarios where it is less suited, I can only think of the fact that it lacks a full Project managing suit where the project team could move documents around steps and have a visual platform for project managing. While one can say it is a bit out of scope of the tool offer, having such capabilities would feel very natural...
Aaron Bielert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Dropbox Paper as templates for documents within our company. By bringing up each template we created we have a way to always use the documents we need and Dropbox Paper gives an easy experience. One of the ways we use Paper, is for a filming guide so our Directors know what they are filming and how, and we have a template that allows us to just change the company information each time we need a new document created.
  • Templates
  • Documents Generation
  • Lists
  • Guides
  • Task Management
  • Markdown Support
  • Text Editing
Dropbox Paper is best suited for companies or small businesses, even individuals who need quick documents or can take advantage of creating a template so if the need to use documents more than one time and just need certain elements of that document edited. Paper is good even if you aren't in the entire Dropbox eco-system as quick document creator.
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