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Hello, First off I really like Paper. However I wanted to suggest a couple ideas to make it a little more useful in my own workflows


Left Pane Navigation - I would like to traverse my documents using a left pane space as clicking in and out of a document can be tedious. If there was a left pane that showed folders & documents switching between documents could be quicker all around. 

Better Table Cell Formatting - I would like all the options in each cell of a table that I have in a normal line. Meaning I would like to easily be able to create a task along with a date & assignee to a whole table row or cell just like I can when making a checklist. I'd also like to be able to do bullet lists. I know I can get around some of this with markdown but It'd be easiest if it was just fully supported. Mainly dates & assignees & special content (trello, calendar, etc) within a table cell. 

Reverse Calendar Integration - I'd like to subscribe to my due dates in an external calendar via an Ical feed or integration with google calendar.

Finally, Android Features Reconcilliation - The android app is missing significant features compared to the web app (Tables, Checklists, assignees) and I'd like to see this rectified. The android app at this point seems only really good for quick paragraph edits and view only access. Its hard to make a checklist on the app at this time. 


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rmca New member | Level 2
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This is just a suggestion to help improve dropbox. I have in the past managed to delete entire folders, restored them and ended up with conflicting copies and ghost files (ex., _filename.ext). Please add a notification whenever, at least large amounts of data are being deleted either deliberately or accidentally, to the user that prevents deleting folders and files until the user confirms the deletion? Thank you

briancurtin New member | Level 2
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Please implement support for apple pencil like evernote

chrisco New member | Level 2
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TwitchTV integration in Paper would be great! I mean embedding a media player just like with youtube.


Hey All - such wonderful ideas you have, you guys rock!


@CJLoveall74 : Awesome description of your workflow - I totally understand how you could improve your work's flow with a left pane navigation and an option to have the insert options within tables as well would indeed be great! I'll make sure all of your comments reach the appropriate department - thank you for this feedback. 


@rmca : We recently implemented this as reported here


@briancurtin: I am passing your comment to the Paper team as a feature request - thanks for bringing it under the spotlight! 


@chrisco: As a big fan of TwichTv myself too I think that's a marvelous suggestion face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye 


In closing, I wanted all of you to know that I will be passing ALL of your proposals to our dev teams for future consideration in my internal feedback report. 


Thank you all for using Dropbox and Paper and have an amazing weekend!

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Status changed to: Needs more votes

Hi @CJLoveall74, thanks for your suggestions. This post has information on assigning in Paper tables which has just been released today!