Dropbox Paper beta is now open for everyone, along with the availability of an iOS app. Previously, Paper beta could only be accessed via invitation, but now it can be easily accessed by who wishes to try it on multiple devices, desktop or smartphones.
Paper is a minimalistic but powerful document editing solution that lets teams collaborate in real-time and work together. It is similar to Google Docs, albeit much more focused on a certain set of features instead of the whole kitchen sink.
Dropbox has fully utilized the feedback provided in the beta version of its powerful document editing tool and has introduced new features and performance improvements like creating image galleries, faster search, mobile notifications and more.
Here’s everything you can do with the new Paper app:
- Check notifications and see comments, shared and mentions in one place.
- Comment and reply to have conversations with team members.
- Editing and creating docs works well from iPhone and iPad. Profile pictures of team members are shown at the top of the document and the app shows who is doing what in the document. Users can do almost everything in the mobile app that they can do in the desktop browser-based version of Paper.
- Share and favorite documents.
I have been using Paper since a while and noticed that it lacks in many ways, where alternatives like Google Docs are way ahead. For creating shared to-do lists, tables and image galleries, Paper is a good choice. If you want to create detailed sheets to put lots of information together or use different filters and formulas to make life easier, you might want to look elsewhere.
Dropbox Paper app is available in the App Store for free, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 8.1 and above. Make sure to sign up for Paper’s public beta before downloading.