Dropbox Paper Overview

What is Dropbox Paper?

Dropbox Paper is a cloud-based collaborative workspace that lets teams organize documents, assign tasks, create to-do lists, and collaborate in real time. The platform is fully integrated with Dropbox, allowing users to include previews any of their stored files within the documents they create. Dropbox Paper can be used as an online task management software to manage projects and enable team collaboration.

With Dropbox Paper, users can collaboratively create documents from a variety of templates for a range of use cases. Templates designed to meet the needs of creative, marketing, product, HR, sales, IT, education, and other teams include solutions for brainstorming, creative briefs, product specifications, employee onboarding, account plans, project plans, wikis and knowledge bases, user research reports, brand guidelines, bug trackers, content calendars, and more.

Dropbox Paper provides tasks management tools, allowing users to mention each other, assign tasks, and manage due dates for to-dos. Feedback can be left directly on documents through annotations and comments, and attributions keep everyone informed of who added what. Users can add multimedia elements to their documents in the form of YouTube links, Google Maps, GIFs, Pinterest boards, SoundCloud audio, and other link types. Dropbox Paper also supports embedded previews of Sketch and Invision files, and can convert documents into presentations.

Dropbox Paper Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Dropbox Paper is available free to anyone with a Dropbox account.


Dropbox Paper Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English and 14 others, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian

Media

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Dropbox Paper Reviews

Dropbox Paper Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
57

Very good
46

Average
7

Poor
3

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.2
91% recommended this app
Javier A.

Great tool for writing and sharing

I love this tool. I write practically all my text with it.


Verified Reviewer

A better version of Google Docs

It helps when we have a larger story to work on or project, allowing editors to look in on work and make changes, even though we're not in the same room (or the same building).


Natacha W.

A pretty simple and very efficient tool to work on documents as a team!

I find Dropbox Paper to be a very functional choice to work on documents as a team, not only due to the editing & organizational tools, but because of its sharing options and the possibility to include rich media links/files.


Laura T.

Has a lot of potential!

I work on a marketing team and I have started building my marketing plans directly in Paper for the to-do list functionality. I wish it had a regular calendar option though! Overall, it is a useful tool that is helpful for project management when collaborating.


Ahmed R.

Documents and Data cloud storage


Javier A.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

Great tool for writing and sharing

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I love this tool. I write practically all my text with it.

Pros

Paper is a incredibly well polished cloud based wysiwyg markdown editor and along with Medium has set the standard for these. It includes some handy features like tables and to-do lists

It comes directly with your Dropbox account. It also has very easy sharing. But above all its minimalistic interface helps you focus on writing and removes most distractions.

Cons

Since it is markdown based, it lacks but the most basic formatting options. So if you want more visual adjustments or advanced word processing features, you won't find them in paper

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A better version of Google Docs

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

It helps when we have a larger story to work on or project, allowing editors to look in on work and make changes, even though we're not in the same room (or the same building).

Pros

Easy to use, perfect for groups working on projects. Not only can you share documents, but you also can get updates from different group members. In some ways, it's like a mix of Google Docs and Stack.

Cons

Nothing really. It's works well, both on wifi and using data on phones and laptops. It doesn't take long to train an employee to use it successfully.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Natacha W.
Industry: Translation & Localisation
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A pretty simple and very efficient tool to work on documents as a team!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 12/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I find Dropbox Paper to be a very functional choice to work on documents as a team, not only due to the editing & organizational tools, but because of its sharing options and the possibility to include rich media links/files.

Pros

This Dropbox function is for free if you have a Dropbox account. Pretty simple in its deployment and easy to use, its main and super top feature is its collaboration functionality: you can write or create texts and share them right away through the platform with other members of your team, like reviewers, editors, etc. You can add comments, assign tasks to different persons via E-mail or by @ naming them, set due dates, etc., keeping track of the revisions and developments at the same time. And a great plus is that it supports a variety of media from diverse sources, such as pictures and videos.

Cons

Although the application is centered in document creation & edition, the fact that the formatting bars are not fixed but floating make the platform a bit "untidy" to work with.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Laura T.
Industry: Market Research
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Has a lot of potential!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 25/07/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I work on a marketing team and I have started building my marketing plans directly in Paper for the to-do list functionality. I wish it had a regular calendar option though! Overall, it is a useful tool that is helpful for project management when collaborating.

Pros

I think the Dropbox Paper feature is fairly new. It has a great general layout where you have the ability to create tables, explain the document, make a to-do list and tag people plus make a timeline. You can highlight text or leave comments directly in the document which makes tracking progress and decisions super easy.

Cons

I really wish the to-do list had a capability to automotically put the dates in chronological order and add them to the timeline. Right now the option is there, but it is all manual. Plus, I could use more highlight color options for color coding!

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Ahmed R.
Industry: Research
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Documents and Data cloud storage

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 27/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It makes it easy to make backups for all my research data and also share it with other lab members.

Cons

The preview option needs optimization as when I try to view a document the image resolution is low in my opinion.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
Based on 113 user ratings
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Dropbox Paper Pricing

Dropbox Paper Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Dropbox Paper is available free to anyone with a Dropbox account.

Dropbox Paper is available free to anyone with a Dropbox account.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 113 user ratings
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Dropbox Paper Features

Dropbox Paper Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
Based on 113 user ratings
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Additional information for Dropbox Paper

Additional information for Dropbox Paper

Key features of Dropbox Paper

  • Ideation
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management

Benefits

• Dropbox Paper offers a variety of templates for different use cases, including brainstorming, product launch plans, product specifications, project plans, creative briefs, brand guidelines, bug trackers, content calendars, and more.
• Paper's task management tools allow users to assign out tasks for completion, mention other users, and add due dates directly from within documents.
• Users can connect Dropbox Paper to their calendar, providing access to agendas, background documents, minutes, next steps, and task assignments alongside meeting events.
• Links to Google Maps, YouTube videos, Pinterest boards, SoundCloud audio, GIFs and other files can be dropped into documents in Dropbox Paper, and displayed and played within the document.
• Native apps for Android and iOS allow users to capture photos, give feedback, and take notes from wherever they are.

Dropbox Paper FAQs

Dropbox Paper FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Dropbox Paper.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Dropbox Paper offer?

Dropbox Paper offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Not Available

Dropbox Paper is available free to anyone with a Dropbox account.

Q. What are the main features of Dropbox Paper?

Dropbox Paper offers the following features:

  • Ideation
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Dropbox Paper?

Dropbox Paper has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Dropbox Paper support?

Dropbox Paper supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian

Q. Does Dropbox Paper support mobile devices?

Dropbox Paper supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Dropbox Paper integrate with?

Dropbox Paper integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, HelloSign, Pixlr

Q. What level of support does Dropbox Paper offer?

Dropbox Paper offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials