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Offline mode for Dropbox Paper web & native desktop app?

Explorer | Level 4

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

Current Status: Not for right now

79 Comments
Braceyourself
Explorer | Level 4

there were mobile and desktop apps.

Apple notes is ugly, too simple and featureless.

OneNote is a data hog, ugly as hell, takes hours to sync, has too many customisations and is ugly as hell.

Evernote just seems like a joke I don't get. I don't understand why people are paying for it . I mean, use OneNote if you want a cumbersome eyesore...it's free.

Paper could use some improvements that I'm sure are on the way but I would definitely be happy to switch all my notes over as is...if it wasn't only available in browser.

The UX is great. It's soooo purrty to look at. You have nailed the font, It's so nice and clean to type with. Oh and those tables...oh, oh, oh and them code blocks. mmmmmm *nerdgasm*

Give me apps please!

Laeryn E. New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Please, please, please create a native mac application for Dropbox Paper that lets me view and access all my docs from some sort of sidebar navigation. Also, while you're at it, add offline support. This would make Dropbox Paper killer

A couple other questions:

- Are you planning on adding support for font colors?

- Are you planning on adding a linking functionality to allow linking to different parts in a document, or to a different document altogether? 

Mike C.50 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Agreed RE please make a native Mac App for Dropbox paper, something that stores notes offline and make it quick to search and edit notes

Toby S.7 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Agreed! I would love love love love love love love love a mac app!

mpk20874 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I use Evernote all day, every day and Paper seems like it would be a great (possibly better) alternative.  But I need a Mac version that can run offline (planes, client sites without internet access, etc.).

Jian Z.
Explorer | Level 3

We can start from here:

https://github.com/morkro/papyrus

https://github.com/anaqi/Dropbox-Paper-Desktop

 

But, an officially supported cross-platform client would be nice.

superquest New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

+1

 

I often end up with 6 or 7 tabs of Paper, and soon it's a whole browser window ... Wish it was just a separate app so I could CMD-TAB to switch between paper and other applications.

davem
Helpful | Level 5

No - this is the wrong approach.

 

Please make Paper use document standards (eg, Markdown or a variant), and let *me* dictate the tools I use for it offline. Make Paper documents appear in my Dropbox folder tree, not force me to have to use another system, and generate exports to get to my data.

 

I do not want *another* desktop application locking me into *another* proprietary system. 

 

Do not reinvent Microsoft Word, Badly. 

solstice New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I've been using dropbox and dropbox paper for quite a while now...however one very useful thing would be offline usage! It's the only crippling feature that I feel would make the apps awesome!

Super User
Super User

Please.

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