Screenshot of notifications in Dropbox Paper

Work Culture

Keep your team on the same page using Dropbox Paper


Published on October 12, 2016

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Our users often tell us how collaborating on a team helps them get work done—from finishing projects faster to discovering new ideas. But keeping teams in sync can be tricky, especially when you’re working with people in different offices and job functions. That’s where Dropbox Paper can help—it’s a new way for teams to work together and stay on the same page.

Make info available

When information gets stuck in siloed emails and personal folders, collaborators lose visibility into a project. Paper helps by letting you create a central hub for your team’s content.

Just start a Paper doc or folder and invite collaborators—they’ll be able to edit and access the most up-to-date information, anytime. Teammates who join a project in progress can easily catch up by reading through Paper docs or checking version history. Paper even shows you who’s seen a doc, and when, so you know who’s up to speed and who might need a nudge.

Collaborate in real time

Gathering feedback helps move a project forward, but emailing files back and forth can lead to version control issues and one-off conversations. With Paper, you and your teammates can all work together in one doc, at the same time. Changes are reflected immediately so you always see the most up-to-date version. If you want to share feedback without editing the doc, you can just add a comment. Comments are visible to all collaborators, so everyone stays in the loop.

Screenshot of a comment in Dropbox Paper

Assign tasks and take ownership

Knowing who owns each part of a project, or who’s taking action, helps keep the team aligned on progress. Paper gives you visibility by letting you @mention specific people in the body of a doc. Once mentioned, collaborators are added to the doc, and can edit or update their section. You can even assign tasks on the fly by using the @mention function in a check list. Paper will even notify you when they complete the task.
Screenshot of a task list in Dropbox Paper, showing @mentions
Keeping a team aligned can be challenging—whether you’re just starting out or already months into a project. But, when you work together using Paper, you don’t have to be in the same room to stay on the same page. Give Paper a try on your next project.