Want to get more done? Take a vacation from your office

These days we’ve got all kinds of flexibility. Laptops, mobile devices, and cloud-based services make it easy to work how—and where—we want. But a recent Gallup poll reveals that, while the number of people working remotely is going up, less than half of those surveyed said they worked off-site at least some of the time. So why are so many of us still working at a traditional desk, in a more-or-less traditional office? Sure, there are a few compelling reasons worth considering—face time with your boss, in-person access to your colleagues, or getting a slice of that carrot cake over in accounting.

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This is how to stop chasing down files and make them come to you

If your work gets stalled in “hurry up and wait” mode, that ebb in your workflow can be especially frustrating when you have deadlines looming. The good news is, you don’t have to sit idle while you wait for files. Dropbox can help you collect them. Here are three examples of how our file requests feature lets you cast your net and reel in what you need to proceed.

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3 quick tips to make image reviews easier with Dropbox Paper

When you’ve spent weeks refining and perfecting your designs, sending them off for review can be nerve wracking. It’s kind of like sending your kids off to college. Who knows how they’ll change while they’re away—or if you’ll recognize them when they return? Fortunately, Paper has new features that make it easier to send your “babies” out into the world. Next time you need to get feedback on your photos and designs, here are three ways to make the process less stressful and complicated.

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The surprising secret to being more productive

With all of our long hours and reluctance to use vacation time, you’d think Americans would be the most productive workers in the world. But we’re not. Sure, we’re up there—ranked number five of countries with the highest GDP per hour worked. But we also worked more hours per week, on average, than the four most productive countries—Luxembourg, Ireland, Norway, and Belgium.

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New ways to discuss and review images in Dropbox Paper

Whether you’re organizing photos from a cover shoot or reviewing logo design options, working with images and multimedia projects should be inspiring, not frustrating. We’ve built some new features in Dropbox Paper that make it easier for teams to review ideas, provide feedback, and add context to projects that include photos and designs.

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