Acknowledging the ever widening adoption of mobile workspaces, Dropbox has updated the official iOS app of Dropbox Paper with a couple of improvements aimed at fostering on-the-go productivity — “no matter where you are or how you work.”
What is Dropbox Paper?
Similar to Google Docs and Apple’s Pages for iCloud, Dropbox Paper is a collaborative document-editing service. Touted by the eponymous cloud storage company as “a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together,” Dropbox Paper enables users, particularly members of enterprise teams, to create, review, revise, and manage shared documents for whatever purpose.
Introduced in October 2015 and officially launched in January 2017, Dropbox Paper has been criticized for its minimal formatting and editing options, but has been acclaimed for its support for rich media (such as YouTube videos and SoundCloud songs in addition to Dropbox files) and its various collaboration features.
Dropbox Paper’s much-praised collaboration features include the immediate availability of content. Of course, the immediateness is contingent on connectivity. But what if you’re traveling through an area with no cellular reception, commuting on a train that goes through a long tunnel, or just having the worst luck with your Wi-Fi router?
Thanks to its latest update, Dropbox Paper for iOS has gained offline mode, allowing you to continue to create new documents as well as access, edit, and comment on your starred and recent documents even in the absence of an internet connection. And once your device goes back online, the new documents you created and all changes you made in your starred and recent documents will be automatically synced.
Multiple language support
The latest update to Dropbox Paper for iOS also expands the app’s language support. Now, the app is available in the following 20 languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, and Ukrainian.
This improvement is especially beneficial to users working in multinational companies, where communication and coordination with global partners and consultants are likely to take place in one or two languages other than English.
These days, work doesn’t just happen at your desk. From brainstorming over video chat to reviewing reports on the train, teamwork can take many forms. That’s why your tools need to be as flexible as the way you work.- Dropbox
The new version of Dropbox Paper for iOS is available now on the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 9.0 or later.
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