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Productivity Tools by Dropbox

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Daniel F Lopes@danflopes · I help build products faster @Whitesmith
Is Dropbox the new Google Drive? No, really, I'm curious to understand in which direction Dropbox is walking to. I love the simplicity of the new Paper app (which seems a good consequence of them acquiring Hackpad). But now I'm even more in doubt if, at our company, we should be using Dropbox or Google Drive to share files and take notes. I'm interested in hearing what others think.
Arthur Schaefer@arthur_schaefer · IT Analyst
@danflopes Same doubt here...
Matthew Toledo@matt_toledo · Web Developer
@danflopes I think Dropbox saw an opportunity to make an easier-to-understand version of Google Drive. Logging into Google if you have more than one account (one for work, one for personal) can be complicated. The sharing permissions dialog is clunky and reminds me of something Windows would do. Dropbox is acting like Apple here, not creating anything new, just editing down all the complexity. Google needs to do the same if it's not already too late.
Arijit Bhattacharya@hwk73 · Frontend Human, @freshdesk
I think Dropbox does not have much choice here but to complete with Drive. I think its no more about just cloud storage. Its about productivity and collaboration on cloud. Every domain of productivity and creativity comes with their own collaboration tools and cloud storage now. Designers and illustrators use Adobe Creative Cloud, InVision etc. Google apps is an enticing offer for entire companies to collaborate. So only storing data seems less of a proposition these days.
Sheik Gama Aman@sheikmohaideena · Product Designer at Freshdesk
@danflopes I still see significant difference in Both. But adding little bit of productivity tools to file management system makes sense.
Seth Drebitko@sethdrebitko · Creator
@danflopes I'm personally using microsoft office suite for actual documents and spreadsheets because they blow GDocs/Sheets out of the water. Microsoft actually made their office apps have direct built in support for using dropbox as an official place to store your files. Paper is a perfect note taking app to work along side it.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Love the GIF walkthroughs on the landing page. This update introduces more competitors. E.g. the new document comment annotations is a light weight version of InVision. Scanning: Annotations: Editing permissions:
Dhruba Adhikari@acpmasquerade · Product Director, Picovico
@rrhoover select, annotate, and conversations on the annotation. Killer concept.
keyul@keyul · Maker of Bot Stash, Product Huntian
@rrhoover Scanning seems similar to Microsoft Leans.
Steven Hambleton@stinhambo · Founder, Emailancer
@rrhoover Could this be a credible alternative to Quip?
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@mrahmadawais · Full Stack Dev— WordPress Core Developer
New productivity tools, now in your Dropbox Simplify the ways you create, share, and collaborate all in one place. — Capture ideas wherever they happen The plus button lets you create new Microsoft Office files, upload photos, and scan documents straight from the Dropbox app on your iPhone. — Scan Documents Use document scanning to turn that napkin sketch or whiteboard brainstorm into an easy-to-find, easy-to-share digital file. — Collaborate at lightning speed Ready, set, share. Send files and folders easily by sharing from the desktop. With the Dropbox badge, see who else is working in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files to avoid losing or duplicating work. File requests make it easy for others to share work with you. Collect files in a single folder from anyone, without granting them access to its contents. — Bring feedback to the files No app? No worries. Preview a file to see Excel, Photoshop, and PowerPoint files—even if you don't have those programs. Comment anywhere on an image or document. Gather comments on a file and eliminate those never-ending email threads.
Benjamin Soukiassian@soukiassianb ·
Still waiting for the Paper iOS app to come out though
Roohbir Singh@roohbirsingh
@soukiassianb The iOS app is available in beta. If you email them, they'll give you access. It works well and keeps getting better with every update!
Benjamin Soukiassian@soukiassianb ·
@roohbirsingh good to know, thanks!
michal Naka@michalnaka · Product @moovel
@roohbirsingh @soukiassianb what email?
Roohbir Singh@roohbirsingh
@michalnaka I just contacted them through the feedback option in the desktop app.
Roohbir Singh@roohbirsingh
@soukiassianb no worries. Totally killed my Evernote addiction. Except it still doesn't work offline (yet).
Benjamin Soukiassian@soukiassianb ·
@roohbirsingh that's exactly what I'm looking for. Evernote has been stagnant for too long.
Dmitry Suholet@suholet · Product Manager, Yandex
@soukiassianb @roohbirsingh the funniest part that Evernote said today that Evernote's free plan no longer lets you sync more than two devices haha
Dmitry Suholet@suholet · Product Manager, Yandex
@roohbirsingh thanks for a tip
Jake Crump@jakecrump · Community Team with Product Hunt
This looks really useful. Always been a big fan of Dropbox. Pretty cool to see them expanding.
Abel Caballero Díaz@_abelcd · Product Manager & UX Designer
@jakecrump love this video! It's just perfect