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Dropbox Paper Brings Collaborative Documents To Desktop And Mobile

Dropbox Paper, the cloud collaboration firm’s answer to Google Docs and Box Notes is now available to all users on desktop and mobile.

The software lets teams create and work together on documents complete with text, images and embedded videos. These can be shared automatically with Google Calendar attendees and checklists can also be created for projects.

“Early Paper users have already created over a million docs and given us a ton of useful feedback,” said Dropbox. “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.

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“And our new mobile apps let you get project updates, make edits, and respond to feedback—any time, anywhere.”

The Android version of the app is available to download immediately, with the iOS app available in the European Union “soon”.

Other recent additions to the platform include in-app scanning and Office document creation and the company sees its ease of use as a way of expanding its European business amid fierce competition from the likes of Box.

Dropbox has 500 million users, of which eight million have taken the product into their workplace, and 200,000 paying business customers. This employee advocacy is instrumental for Dropbox’s growth prospects.

Last month the company detailed its new admin console, which has been designed to be as easy to use the platform’s front end.

“We’re taking the same philosophy of user experience (UX) to AdminX,” Marcio von Muhlen, senior product manager at Dropbox told TechWeekEurope. “The needs of an admin go well beyond a normal user.”

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Steve McCaskill

Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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