Dropbox Paper No More a Beta Product; Launches New Synchronization Tool

February 1, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Paper, Dropbox’s unified workspace for collaborative creation and sharing of projects, has finally exited beta after having been enclosed in the beta nutshell for nearly two years. The company has also launched Smart Sync, a new tool that would ease better synchronization of the services with PC and Mac devices.

Paper was initially introduced by Dropbox in 2014 when its access was limited through a closed beta. A year later, Dropbox lifted the lid of the beta by entering Paper into its open beta phase. Back then, Dropbox promised to improve the service based on user feedback, and now here is the final full-fledged version of Paper.

Paper is the dedicated tool for users to create, edit and share project-related ideas to work in collaboration. Multiple shared documents can be worked upon using paper with access to users for editing them and passing notes to the rest to refine the project.

Advanced search features are also available in Paper with which users can precisely search and locate files, images etc. The app and web version of Paper also comes with a notification tool that notifies users under a project about shared ideas or improvements made to the project.

Alongside, Dropbox has also revealed Smart-Sync, a new synchronization tool that will let users access all their Dropbox contents from PC through Windows File Explorer and Mac devices through OS X Finder without having to actually synchronize the entire contents or folders. The files won’t be available locally until the users enter a specific folder or access the particular file.

Files edited locally will also be saved and synced automatically in Dropbox. The feature will be available to all Business and Enterprise customers soon.

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