Dropbox has announced new features for Paper, its online collaboration platform.
Most notable among the changes is the addition of Templates, a customizable way for users to create the type of document they need for the task at hand.
Users are given the ability to “templatize” any existing document; this transforms the file into a template that can be used for future work.
According to Dropbox, most of its users usually create documents that have a typical structure and use it for an ordinary purpose.
These hand-made documents are used as informal templates, but there’s a big limitation: the user must manually copy and paste the template into new documents when needed.
The new Paper Templates feature enables these users to start with a pre-populated document, eliminating the annoying copy-and-paste routine.