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Allow us to choose the default landing "Home page".

Allow us to choose the default landing "Home page".

SDReader
Helpful | Level 6

When I go to the home page on Paper, I want to control the default of what I see on the home page.

Right now it defaults to All on both the mobile app and the web browser, so the first thing you see when you open the app is a hodgepodge of files and folders sorted by what you last opened. This is very cluttered and the more you use Paper the more cluttered it gets.

What I want is the ability to have the folders view as the default whenever I go to the homepage.

Additionally, I would like the ability to create a custom view where I select certain folders and/or files that will show up in that view. Depending on what I am working on, I can select custom view 1, custom view 2, Folders View, All view, etc etc as the default of what shows up when you open your app.

This is important because sometimes Paper can take awhile to load up, especially when you have a poor internet connection. Opening the app, then switcching to the folder view can take a LONG time than if you had the right folders/files open right off the bat.

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Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @SDReader - thanks for using Paper and providing us with this valuable feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve Paper, so I’ll make sure your comments are passed along to our development team.

In the meantime, you could star the docs you'd like to access quickly when on your Paper's homepage so you'd then be able to find them with simply one additional clilck. (i.e. you can see the "Starred" section in your homepage and you can access it by clicking on it)

I know it's not much yet I hope this helps to some extent for now. 

SDReader
Helpful | Level 6
Thanks for passing this along. Starring documents is ok, but very limited. If you give us customized views, we could set the default view to "Work" while we are at work and switch to your "personal view" after work to see another set of folders and papers. This is a really cool feature and something I am sure would be popular and set paper apart.
SDReader
Helpful | Level 6
One more point 🙂 It is true that I can reach my preferred folders view just with one click after reaching the home page. But I might have to go into the App 50 times in one day if I am using Paper heavily. Each time I would have to wait till the Home page loads up and then change the view to my preferred setting. That is a lot of wasted time especially since Paper can hiccup on occasion and just load and load. I would ask that Paper at least let us select which view is the default when you open the App or go to the home screen. I would want folders view as my default but sometimes I would make the starred my default view. This should take a lot less time than something more robust.
samservice
Explorer | Level 3

Is there a way to set up a default landing page for Dropbox Paper other than starring a document? I created a paper document that's titled "General Index" and I would like Paper to open there whenever it is access from either the desktop or mobile app.

Lusil
Dropboxer
 
Although there isn’t current a setting that does this, you could always bookmark the Paper doc on your browser, so that it’s easy to navigate to with a click. In any case, I’ve passed your comments to the dev team for future consideration. 
 
Let me know if you have any other questions or thoughts you’d like me to forward!
AkPaparazzi
Helpful | Level 7

Has DropBox finally allowed us to set a Default View option to Files and eliminate the "Home" button as defaut?

 

Daphne
Dropboxer

Just updating the status here to encourage others to add their support with a vote!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Damien3
New member | Level 2

Hi all, 

 

One little workaround for this is to star key documents you want to see when first load the site, then navigate straight to the Starred page or set your shortcut to head to (https://paper.dropbox.com/home/favorites) instead of just paper.dropbox.com.

 

Hope that helps.

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