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October 16, 2015

Dropbox takes on Google Docs with Paper

News: The service is only available for the web-only app.

By CBR Staff Writer

Dropbox has introduced a Google Docs-like feature named Paper, which is designed to provide a collaborative document editing platform for browsers and allows users to edit documents with Dropbox contacts.

Paper allows users to create a document and type text right away in one font that is available in three sizes; a feature it says is focused on sharing ideas rather than formatting.

Users will have to use other editing apps if they wish to bring variety to the text.

Just like Google Docs, users will also be able to add images by browsing Dropbox and adding a Dropbox link directly in the document. Dropbox will automatically change these links into images and videos.

EN Gadget cited Dropbox product manager Matteus Pan as saying: "Work today is really fragmented.

"It happens across multiple content types — be it images, code, tables, even tasks." And that clutter extends to the tools being used.

"I might be working on PowerPoint," he added. "Someone else may be writing code, another in Google Docs — teams have really wanted a single surface to bring all of those ideas into a single place."

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