Dropbox Paper


Productivity Business
Not Recommended   
Current Version (6)
All time (234)
App last updated Nov 21, 2017
New in version 1.20.4

- bug fixes and performance improvements


You can work with everything from video and images, to code and sound—all in a single place. And it comes free with Dropbox.

Create new docs or edit existing ones, and share them with your team right from the app, so you can capture inspiration wherever you are.

Post and reply to comments, so you can keep projects moving forward even if you’re not at your desk.

See everything that’s incoming from your team—like comments, shares, and @mentions—so you can catch up while on the go.

No internet connection? You can still access, edit, and comment on your starred and recent docs—or create new docs—while offline, to keep the ideas flowing.

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Don’t rely on it
ModestyPrevails on 11/23/2017
I was hoping to find an Evernote alternative and since Dropbox is pitching heavily toward the creatives, I thought I might find that in Paper. While I do find the features nice, there are too many bugs for me to rely on it for any work of value. The app often undoes work I have entered or on the opposite end of that spectrum won’t let me edit work I have already done. As an artist I use the app to brainstorm ideas, label titles of work, or keep measurements of artwork readily available. I’m hoping that the glitches get worked out and this turns into an app I can rely on to do my work without the worry of losing precious time spent.
Crashing a second after start
Benita1 on 11/22/2017
On iPad Air 2, iOS 11. Useless.
Super buggy, unusable
Rthsiung on 11/21/2017
Just spent upwards of 30 minutes trying to create a simple checklist for myself. Tapping in the document doesn’t consistently bring up the keyboard, and when you lucky enough to finally get the keyboard, your text is pushed off the visible screen so you can’t even see what you’re editing. On top of that, the UI for adding special types of text is cumbersome and there’s no way to link text. Useless and unusable. What a waste of the last 30 minutes of my life.
Getting Worse Over Time
Crispy9090 on 11/19/2017
Worked well when it first came out, but now nearly unusable. The screen jumps around when you start typing (totally unlike every other app on iOS), making it impossible to see what you wrote earlier. A similar screen jump happens whenever you move the cursor, so now selecting text is basically impossible. On my wife's phone, every checkbox shows weird words ("Be a superhero today") before you enter any text - as if people need hints on how to use a checkbox in a document?? It's probably time to look for a new app for sharing simple docs....
Trending down
Jsgarretson on 11/19/2017
Editing has been mostly broken on iPhones and iPads for weeks.
Doesn't even load all your files
The Bobs on 11/9/2017
Took 45 minutes to load one of two text documents and never loaded the second, always crashing on an error. Completely unacceptable
GeorgeBenson1970 on 11/9/2017
This is such an incredible tool. Thank you.
Great Tool
HolyAmbition on 11/7/2017
Love this tool, it has been a great boost to productivity. Our team is using it more and more!
Please...auto scroll
Westguy86 on 11/6/2017
For the love, please auto scroll the view when my typing goes beneath the page view.
Going Downhill All of Dropbox
Ben111198789 on 11/6/2017
This app became pretty good once they got it to a stable place. Unfortunately, Dropbox has proven time and again that they can’t just make a god product and leave it alone. Much like the Dropbox app, their constant “improvements” are constantly introducing new bugs. With this latest update, every time I open the keyboard, it shifts all of my content to the top, off of the screen so I can’t even see what I’m editing. It would be nice if Dropbox decided to focus on making decent products rather than pushing out unnecessary, unwanted, hideous branding and clunky UI updates.
Ireallylikethismmmm on 10/30/2017
The only reason that I’m using Paper is TOC (Table of Contents) But, iOS app has no TOC
Confusing file structure
Njdhshs on 10/26/2017
I’d like to put a paper file in a Dropbox folder but it seems to have another place for these files. Not sure how this works and rather not figure it out. Sticking to what works for now.
Best Mobile Collaborative Document Writing
SamS4141 on 10/26/2017
My whole office loves it.
I want this to be good...
dtemple11 on 10/21/2017
Great idea, great look, but the app is buggy. On iPad, iOS 11: When I try to move the cursor to edit, it tries to scroll the page instead. “Done” button halfway covered by formatting bar, etc. Generally not finished cooking.
App crashes just after load
BradvinZA on 10/20/2017
I really love paper on the desktop, but this app crashes 100% of the time just after it loads. I see my docs for about 1 second and then the app crashes. Please fix this bug as I would love to use this app more on my phone. Using iOS 11.0.3 on iPhone 6 Plus
Crashes every time it opens : (
Hail Yes on 10/5/2017
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Idea is good but not this app
Atxmob on 10/5/2017
Has great potential and I like it decent enough in a browser. I'll use it more and more I think. However, this app is so buggy. Clicks do funky things, I can't swap out pics because it thinks I've selected a different image than the intended one, things select and highlight that I didn't click, keyboard pops up when I'm not editing anything, etc.. so far there's little intuitive interaction. So, for now this is only useful for viewing and maybe check lists, not full editing and collaboration.
Very buggy
BradGess on 10/3/2017
I want to love Paper, but its extraordinarily buggy. For example, you can’t paste images into a document (only insert). Undo doesn’t work properly; 5% of the time and undo duplicates a bunch of text into the document inexplicably.
Cannot login, showing SSL error
cpc@xm on 9/30/2017
Cannot login, showing SSL error, please fix!
Useless on 3G connection
HershyJones on 9/29/2017
The app is not optimized for slow connections. It takes FOREVER to load with "preparing your docs". Then, 8 minutes later, opening a doc hangs again for several minutes. These are very small docs! Only a few sentences. Why does it take so long to load a small doc to edit? And the mobile web version, whilst Much faster to load, doesn't allow editing! VERY frustrating.
Good Things, But Incomplete
Stefan804 on 9/28/2017
I need consistency between the web version and the iOS version and right now it’s simply not there. I should be able edit a table, add cells and such, but you can’t do that on here. I also need the ability to add Dropbox documents and right now that is a no go. The possibilities are there. The implementation has not caught up.
Love it!
Ngauge357 on 9/28/2017
I’ve been using this since its first days in beta and it has become my go to note taking app. The subtle design features and integration with Dropbox make this a must have app for anyone taking notes or writing throughout the day.
Love it!
Henrique89robot on 9/22/2017
Can write on the go
Invalid certificate on signup on 9/18/2017
I love the editing experience on my desktop, and hoped I could start a new document from my phone. I started typing a document name and it just froze the document, presented a stupid message to the tune of, "Can't connect or save. Copy the entire document and paste it into a new one..." FYI Devs, don't let UX hacks into production! Please allow local edits and sync when connection is available.
Hope it gets better.
JSK44 on 9/17/2017
I do not like the way Paper presents folders and documents. I have a hard time finding the files and folders I have created.
Very promising
sawbilly on 9/16/2017
Paper seems to have a lot of potential (and on my devices anyway, hasn't yet crashed), and it's great to have the potential for this kind of thing built into Dropbox too. That said, Paper has what's to me an annoying way of presenting folders and documents. As far as I can tell, it doesn't want to show you the actual folder structure that you've set up, it does that thing of showing a list of ALL your folders at one time, whether or not you've nested them inside each other, and it orders folders and/or documents by Recently Viewed -- with no option to have them displayed alphabetically by name instead. I hate that. My brain wants to see and work with the folder structure that I've set up, and wants the folders and documents listed alphabetically by name. So until those options are offered in Paper I won't be using it. But otherwise it seems like a nice app, and if you aren't bugged by the All Folders (and listed by Recently Viewed) thang, maybe it's for you.
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pia04995 on 9/13/2017
Dear Dropbox, it's bug fixes, bug fixes!
It's a 1000x better then google docs
RockManNameNotTaken on 8/26/2017
Just super easy to write and collaborate on great looking documents
Not bad but not great and no options
FistOf Strength on 8/18/2017
No font control, no font size control, doc list lacks options. They have taken minimalism so far there are no user options. You have to do it the drop box way. No thanks.
Jaak Johanson on 8/3/2017
Better than google docs!
Buggy, slow, crashes a lot
Reactor5 on 8/3/2017
This is a beautiful app. It's well designed, and Dropbox paper in general is great. I love it a lot, and my whole company does too. But! This app crashes for me *all the time*. If I get a few comments, I can reliably budget that it'll crash once for each I use the app to deal with (read, respond, it doesn't seem to matter.) It also seems to hang for no reason when navigating between links. Is it losing the request or something? Who knows! It just spins until I force quit it. Overall if they can fix these issues I'll be super stoked to keep using it but for now I much prefer the desktop version.
Good app
sunt05 on 7/30/2017
Nice job! Can you support more code syntax styles? I use Fortran.
Good App
srmalls on 7/29/2017
Works good feels good looks good.
Great Features, Perfect Details!
Zeinali Hossein on 7/29/2017
I think this is the first app that I started using immediately after I installed it. Paper is simple and effective. There are some minor problems and some features that will make your app amazing, but lack of these features and existence of those problems do not give users enough excuses to leave Paper. Great features brings customers, and perfect details keep them. I suggest you integrate with Grammerly, Todoist, Things, MindeNode and productivity apps like this. Thanks for your great work. I've been Dropbox user for some years and you always delivers good experience.
Wedding Planning Solved!
Little10Foil on 7/26/2017
I downloaded this app to keep a task list for my upcoming wedding. Works like a charm! I created a task list in a few minutes and tagged my mother, mother-in-law, etc., and was easy to assign to do's to everyone. I had previously been using Apple Notes but you can't tag owners and everyone on my wedding team is not on iOS. This is perfect because it works across multiple platforms. It's also so much easier to set a shared "paper" vs a shared note in MS OneNote.
Almost There!
Jancy07 on 7/11/2017
Love this application and the potential it has to be! Since my initial review, I have now given it a 5 star review! My top two requests (offline support and folders) have been added. Would be amazing to add these: 1. Option to disable the "recently viewed" function, I'd prefer to not move old docs to the top
a nice companion to Dropbox
Zook024 on 7/10/2017
Paper is a nice companion to Dropbox which has replaced Evernote as my note storage app. However, the strong focus on team use in the workplace is rather tiring when I am just using it for personal use. An option for personal use only would be a great add-on in this respect.
Good App with Great Potential
RideFast on 7/7/2017
Loving paper on the web, and as the app develops to allow more of the features that the web has it will be incredible, but certainly functional as it stands now. Allows for easy collaboration for interior design projects.
Love paper...
beckyankerberg on 7/4/2017
...for basic planning and idea-sharing, and especially like that you can comment on specific parts if an image. Makes collaborating on designs super easy!
One of the best, with major flaws
autumn.j on 7/4/2017
Dropbox paper on the desktop rules over all other applications. It's simple and clean, and stores your documents securely. The app lacks a lot of essential features. There needs to be an ability to select multiple documents, and be able to delete, share, print, etc. them all at once. Documents should be able to be organized in order of "Date Created". This is extremely frustrating.
Setting up document still spinning
Chief BowWow on 6/21/2017
It's been 3 hours and 4 separate uninstalls and reinstalls - the "Preparing Your Docs" screen is still spinning. Can't be right! Waste of time
Better than GSuite
cdohertyk on 6/18/2017
Finally, a collaboration product that's not based on the metaphor of an 8.5" by 11" piece of paper.
Does not have enough options
Beardwhip on 6/14/2017
There is no way to delete or move any documents within the app (unless I'm losing my mind). The other Dropbox apps offer the ability to move & delete files as a basic feature- that makes me hope it's supposed to be a feature of this app as well
Not ready. Not good.
Mhennick on 6/12/2017
It is not really a PM app or a CRM or a good ToDo app. I'm Not sure what this thing is supposed to accomplish. Also needs markup and proofing. I guess us users will tell Dropbox how to fix it. Blah.
App freezes in latest update
erickeezer on 6/8/2017
With the latest version, the Paper app freezes after a few minutes. I'm on a iPhone 5s, latest app update, and on the latest iOS 10.3.2. I'm a Dropbox Pro member. Please fix!!! I use this for work and personal so it's great when it works! In the meantime I have to use txt files for notes synced to Dropbox, yuck! So 2010...
Pretty messy
Me333345 on 5/26/2017
I do love Dropbox and probably couldn't live without it (or a similar service) but their mobile apps are lacking in a big way. While the main iOS dropbox app is unfortunately light on options this app is even lighter - and that's not a good thing. Maybe it's time for dropbox to throw a little more money at their mobile apps. As far as issues go - word wrapping in tables is horrendous - almost as bad as Evernote was. Phone numbers will only turn into links for about a split second before turning into un-clickable black text. I've had a few crashes. No ability to set due dates on tasks as far as I can see. When trying to assign a task the entire pop up window moves up and down the screen as you scroll - pretty sure this isn't intended behavior. I've only used the mobile app a few times but in that time I've found all these silly issues. Doesn't anyone test their apps before releasing anymore?
Good but lacks organization and UX
Selv on 5/25/2017
Has a lot of wonderful features but lacks organization. Not a deal breaker. Would still recommend, but the app is very hard to use for organization. I can't seem to find a way to add docs to a folder within a the app. Also, it's difficult to find things since it presents you with most recent instead of just my folders.
Flak-age on 5/20/2017
An abstraction of Google docs perfect for getting things done.
Can't see my Dropbox Files
Scooter-IT Debit on 5/17/2017
I can't see or export a txt file from Dropbox or open the file from this app. Can't find an option to link my DropBox app or account either. Useless app for me.
Powerful and useful
Qiuwch on 5/13/2017
Nice editor and convenient to sync between all devices.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Dropbox, Inc.
  • Category: Productivity
  • Released: Aug 07, 2016
  • Current Version Released: Nov 21, 2017
  • Version: 1.20.4
  • Size: 167.6 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX,
  • Supported Languages: Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; French; German; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Chinese; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Ukrainian;