Coordinating projects is hard work. Not only does everyone need to be clear on overall goals, but people also need tasks assigned and project status kept up to date. And if you can’t handle these basics, it’s easy for projects to go off the rails. That pain—the pain of coordinating all those moving pieces—is one we’re taking on today with our new timelines feature in Dropbox Paper.
When your team is flowing, you can feel it. You’ve got an endless stream of ideas, collaboration comes naturally, and the distractions fade away. Your team seems perfectly suited to the project at hand, and together—almost magically—work keeps moving forward.
More than 20 billion image and PDF files have been stored in Dropbox, and of those, 10–20% are photos of documents. The problem is that, unlike Word documents or PDFs with embedded text, the contents of those images can’t be searched. Finding the one you need—especially if there are tens of thousands stored or shared with you in Dropbox—is tough. Today, we’re attacking that problem by automatically performing optical character recognition on these images as part of our DBXi initiative.
Teams work best together when they can stay in their creative flow—without interruption or context-switching. In this spirit, today Dropbox and Adobe are thrilled to announce a new integration for Adobe XD CC and Dropbox Paper. And now, when you paste an Adobe XD prototype link in Paper, you’ll see a preview of the design, right in your doc. This integration marks an expansion of our partnership efforts to encourage teams to unleash their creative energy through streamlining team coordination and communication.
In a fireside chat with Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston opened up about values, company culture, and a surprising discovery. A few years ago, he’d been using a growing pile of productivity tools when he came to a realization: “I was way busier, but not more productive.”
You probably know Dow Jones for its portfolio of iconic brands, like the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Factiva, and MarketWatch. Because Dow Jones has more than 100 years of history, you might think the organization’s working style would be more traditional, more set in stone. But you’d be wrong. In the lead up to Dreamforce 2018—where Dow Jones will share how Dropbox and Salesforce can help teams stay in flow—we caught up with Ramin Beheshti, Dow Jones’ chief product and technology officer. Here’s how the established, storied company stays nimble in 2018.