Dropbox Paper Beta

Dropbox Paper has been in private beta for about a year, and now the web service is gaining a dedicated Android app as it enters public beta for anyone to try. Paper is Dropbox’s take on a collaborative word processor — think Google Docs — that’s built on a robust cloud syncing service.

Before today, Dropbox users had to apply to test Paper and the service was only available on the web. Starting today anyone can try Dropbox Paper without any sort of wait list or approval process.

This is how Dropbox describes the new Paper app for Android:

Dropbox Paper helps fast-moving teams work together on docs, find important information, and stay in sync – even while on the go. Any updates, changes, or feedback you give will all be synced with your docs on paper.dropbox.com. Use Dropbox Paper as a collaboration tool with your teams and for document management.

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH YOUR TEAM See all your notifications — comments, shares, and @mentions — in one organized list.

POST AND REPLY TO COMMENTS Add, view, and reply to comments so you can have a conversation on the go.

EDIT AND CREATE DOCS Making changes to existing docs or creating a brand new doc is as easy as texting.

NEVER MISS AN UPDATE Favorite docs to pin them to the top of your doc lists— never miss an update on docs you’ve starred.

SHARE YOUR DOCS Document sharing keeps everyone on the same page.

Dropbox Paper requires Android 4.4 and up. Mobile apps for iOS are also available starting today. As for Dropbox’s history of sunsetting popular apps (think Mailbox and Carousel), Paper seems to be more where the company is focused with collaborate cloud activity around documents so we’ll see how it goes.

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