Only a few years ago, multitasking seemed like the only way to get things done. The more we had on our plates, the more it made sense to try to keep every plate spinning at the same time. Now we know multitasking actually slows us down and can reduce our productivity by up to 40%. Our lives aren’t getting less busy, though. So what can you do to get work done effectively? Here are five tips to help you improve your focus and turn complicated projects into easy-to-tackle tasks.
Sometimes you need more than text to tell your story. Whether you’re illustrating your point with colorful graphs or using pictures to personalize your presentation, there are many ways to bring your doc to life. But adding photos, videos, audio files, and social media posts shouldn’t slow your creative flow. That’s why we made it easy to embed all kinds of rich media into your Dropbox Paper docs. All you have to do is copy the URL and paste the link into your doc, and the content automatically appears on the page. Here are 8 ways to include movies, music, and movement in your Paper doc.
Our most productive hours aren’t always from 9 to 5, or even when we’re at the office. That’s why our time in transit has become an important part of our workday. But what happens when you’re traveling through places without Wi-Fi or cell reception? Those interruptions can slow down your workflow, but they don’t have to bring it to a complete standstill. Here’s how Paper’s new offline mode feature can help you get work done anytime, anywhere.
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. Today, we’re announcing new updates to our iOS and Android mobile apps that help you stay productive on the go—no matter where you are or how you work.
Typing in a blank doc shouldn’t feel like it requires an advanced degree. Dropping in simple things like images and tables should be, well, simple. That’s why, with Dropbox Paper, we did away with all the overstuffed toolbars and hidden right-click menus. In their place, there’s the plus (+) button. Just hover to the left of any text to make it appear and easily add commonly used items to your docs. Here are eight ways you can use the plus (+) button to create, embed, and organize in Paper.
More than a doc, Dropbox Paper is a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together. While it’s a snap to get started, power users can get even more out of Paper using a few extra tools. Here are 10 hidden features we built for people who want to go beyond the basics.