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Offline mode for Dropbox Paper web & native desktop app?

Offline mode for Dropbox Paper web & native desktop app?

Helpful | Level 5

Will Dropbox Paper for web consider support offline mode just like google docs in the future?

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Helpful | Level 6

Is there any news about a possible release date for an offline feature availbale on MAC and PC ?

 

I know Dropbox is working on that, recently there was a Paper service disruption and they send me an apology mail saying:

 

"... we’re pursuing methods to mitigate the impact of disruptions, including a potential offline reading and editing mode, similar to what is available in our iOS and Android apps today. "

 

I'm using Paper more and more but becoming frustrated as all my content is availbale only online. Sometime I'm on the go or without connection and I do need to access my documents or take notes.

 

Possibly all the Paper documents should feed the usual Dropbox repository so becoming donwloaded on my PC.

 

Mac

 

 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @wmac - thanks for using Paper!

As we actively collect and track all feedback requests to inform ongoing development of Paper, I've gone ahead and put your request on our list.

 

If there's anything else I can help with in the meantime, please let me know. Thank you! 

 

PS: I'm moving your post to the "Share an Idea" section for Paper so other users can find it and upvote it too 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey Martin1024, thanks for posting this idea on our Dropbox Community! 
 
I’ve moved our post here Martin, as our Share an Idea section is monitored by our higher-level technicians for future feature implementation. Hopefully other users will upvote it & it will get some more attention. 
 
At the moment, the Paper  apps for iOS and Android allows you to continue getting work done without an internet connection, though I’d happily pass your interest for this option to be made available for our website, too.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get back in touch at any time in case you have more questions or you’d like to open up a Paper discussion. Happy sharing & I’m wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead! 
Explorer | Level 3

Pretty please.

Explorer | Level 3

Upvoted.

 

This is a critical feature. Not being able to work offline on my laptop is a killer. When I'm traveling (which is a lot), I often don't have a reliable internet connection or simply don't want to pay $15 for crappy wifi on an airplane. 

 

I've used Paper for years, dating back to 2013 when it was Hackpad. I love the service and have gotten dozens of people to use it. But the lack of offline mode has me seriously considering switching to Evernote or Quip. 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @solstice - apologies for the tardy reply and thanks for using Paper!

Thanks for taking the time to share your desire to have offline access to your Paper docs. The Paper iOS and Android apps support offline access and editing, however, this is not possible on https://paper.dropbox.com/ currently.

As we’re tracking all feedback requests and actively working on improving Paper, I’ve recorded this feedback for the team to inform the ongoing development of Paper.

Please let me know if you have any other feedback or questions. Thanks!

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Braceyourself - I hope this finds you well and sorry for the delayed response to your comment. 

We try to collect and track all feedback requests to inform the ongoing development of Paper so I've put your request for a Paper app for desktops on our list - thank you for this feedback. 

As per mobiles, you can download the Dropbox Paper app here:

I hope this helps to some extent and please let me know if you have any more suggestions or feedback.

Thanks!

 

Helpful | Level 6

Thx for responding to all these old questions, @Walter. Some are so old, they may not be relevant anymore...like my observation about "yellow" in the UI (FYI - that thread is locked, so I cannot even reply there.) 

I expect most people know about the mobile apps. I agree with @Braceyourself that an independent-from-the-browser, fast, offline, data-sync'd, desktop app would help compete with Evernote/OneNote. But, as a SW developer, I know how crazy complex offline edits are to incorporate into a system designed to be always connected... so I'm not holding my breath for Dropbox to whip up an Electron app version of Paper... unless...

Questions for people wanting a desktop Paper app:

1) What unique things are you wanting that you believe makes a desktop app necessary? (for example: able to view all documents while offline)

2) If the desktop app sync'd all/some of your files, allowed editing only while connected, what would you say? 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the additional comments @Tim42c - I'm leaving this thread open so other users can chime in and share their thoughts and suggestions on this! 

If there's anything I can help with in the meantime, don't hesitate to let me know and I will be happy to assist in any way I can. 

PS: Yes, I saw that thread was locked after replying to you there - it was a bit old to be honest, yet, I wanted you to know that there's always someone gathering feedback from all of our forums (or forum's sections - whichever you prefer) so thanks again for sharing your ideas with us Tim. 

Explorer | Level 4

It would be great to be able to use Paper offline on PC. It would be a deal breaker for me. Thanks

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