Dropbox Paper: Grow bigger, brighter ideas

Dropbox announced that they are rolling their Paper collaborative content creation platform out on a global basis today:

Dropbox Paper logoMore than a doc, Dropbox Paper is a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together.

Paper supports all phases of the creative process – from start to finish:

  • A connected space to create and ideate together
    • Teams find flow together in Paper, where everyone can contribute to growing better ideas in a beautiful, flexible workspace.
  • Review and revise work in a single, shared space
    • Working in Paper feels more connected and human with real-time conversations around the work, so it feels more alive, and there’s less switching between tools.
  • Manage and organize work in Paper
    • Paper is accessible and always up to date to keep teams organized and informed around the work without additional task-management tools.

I’m excited to give Dropbox Paper another try (it’s been available in beta form for a year or so)… It’s a very simple way to collaboratively create content, and yet is hiding some very complex abilities. I’ll be testing it more over the next few days.

Paper_screenshot

One minor concern – Paper definitely reminds me of Google Wave in a lot of ways! I’m hoping that Dropbox have a better idea of the potential use cases and customer base than Google did with Wave…

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!