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Re: New Dropbox Paper update (8th September, 2021)

New Dropbox Paper update (8th September, 2021)

MaximusMercurius
Explorer | Level 4

Hi,

I wanted to send a message to the developer team, privately, to give some constructive feedback, but there seemed to be no way to do this so I suppose I will have to mention it in front of the whole community, rather than be discreet about it, as I had hoped to be able to do.

 

I use DropBox paper, every day, as an alternative to Google Docs, since I was unable to get into Google Docs numerous times as it went down, lost everything, and it's spell checker plays up (on some accounts, not others). I'm not a developer, I'm a master's degree student (classical studies) and haven't been a programmer since the late '90s, when I studied it at college.

 

I liked some of the updates on Drop Box paper, it's been getting better (such as Dark Mode). Then, this morning I wake up to keep writing my final dissertation and all of the files on the left hand side have crap looking grey slide-bars, which look very unprofessional (unlike say, Scrivvner, for instance) just in case you can't remember what a file was despite the fact you can still see the first two dozen characters. Hints look better. It just looks garish and amateur-ish. I feel ashamed to use it. If anyone else looks on-screen it just looks awful.

 

Maximus Mercurius.

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Re: New Dropbox Paper update (8th September, 2021)

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @MaximusMercurius - thanks for using Paper and dropping by our Community to share your thoughts on this.

 

I just wanted to mention that your feedback has been recorded in our system for the team's consideration. 

 

Let us know if you have anything else to add. 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: New Dropbox Paper update (8th September, 2021)

MaximusMercurius
Explorer | Level 4

@Walter Thank you for your reply. Please know that I use DropBox Paper on a daily basis and have done since its inception. Its many improvements have not gone unnoticed and I consider it superior to Google Docs (especially for optimised rich text intended for html). It's easy to pick holes and many people (certainly where I work) often only remember things which could have been done better, hardly ever highlighting the myriad times when someone did things well and right. When first I noticed the ugly looking grey bars, I must have got out of the wrong side of bed because it irked me.

 

I would like to thank all the DropBox developer team a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year, sincerely.

 

Maxwell Lewis Latham M.A. (Hons.) Classical Studies.

Re: New Dropbox Paper update (8th September, 2021)

Walter
Dropboxer

Don't worry about it @MaximusMercurius - we all have days like that.

The team and I would like like to thank you for your kind words and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and productive New Year as well. 

See you around the Community!


Walter
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