Announcements
Do you have an idea for Dropbox Paper? Share it with us here!

Different variations of how To-Do entries are shown

Explorer | Level 4

It seems like a great use of To-Dos would be to get approvals from stakeholders.  However, once checked by the stakeholder, the To-Do text is crossed out, making it appear that it has been cancelled or deleted, rather than completed.

I can understand that with a To-Do list, striking through the text of completed items makes sense.  But perhaps a variant of To-Do could be added for approvals where the item does not appear to have been cancelled or deleted.

Current Status: Needs more votes

4 Comments
Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Status changed to: Needs more votes

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share it with our team. 

For this reason, we've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

danemayer
Explorer | Level 4
I do hope others give this some thought. A to do list where items are crossed through as completed makes perfect sense. But it would also be handy to be able to keep a record of approvals, or polls seeking agreement. Crossing through that type of item makes it appear to have been cancelled rather than approved. I envision creating a proposal within Dropbox Paper, or attaching a PDF file, and sharing with stakeholders to obtain and keep a record of approvals. Right now, I'm using Adobe Sign for this purpose and then store the resultant collection of documents in Evernote. But Adobe Sign, while providing a rigorous audit trail, is difficult to use, both for originator and for stakeholder. And the rigorous audit trail is not generally necessary. Using this as a polling method would avoid consolidation of multiple emails, or use of survey software. Dropbox Paper looks like an easy to use solution for these problems and this seems to me that it would be a worthwhile additional feature for the Dropbox team to consider.
Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for your feedback, @danemayer!

I understand where you're coming from and, in the meantime, since you do mention polls in Paper docs, you can check out and upvote this thread which discusses this. 

If you have any other ideas or questions for us, just give us a shout. Cheers!

danemayer
Explorer | Level 4
Yesterday, I found that Google Drive supports use of their FORMS which allows me to quickly create a form I can use to collect approvals and have a record of the results. Forms also makes it easy to create a form that can be sent to a large distribution, soliciting feedback. Seems like Google might be ahead of Dropbox Paper in these areas.