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Dropbox jumps into collaborative note-taking with Dropbox Notes, currently in private beta

By Jos
Apr 24, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src='https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/header/2015/04/2015-04-24.jpg' class='intro-image' /></p><p>Dropbox already offers a number of tools to collaborate on documents stored on its cloud-synced service, and also made a move into email with its acquisition of Mailbox. Now, the company is ready to push its collaboration ambitions further, with a new <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/23/dropboxs-collaborative-note-taking-service-dropbox-notes-heads-into-beta-testing/#.83ti6b:Nhnf">note-taking service</a> that could rival established players like Evernote.</p> <p>Formerly code-named &ldquo;Project Composer&rdquo;, the service is launching as Dropbox Notes and is currently in private beta.&nbsp; A sign-up page is available at <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/notes">dropbox.com/notes</a> where you can get yourself on the list for an invitation.</p> <p>The page offers few details beyond the goal of building &quot;a new way for teams to write together.&quot; It&rsquo;s unclear if it&rsquo;ll be business or consumer focused. Though the beta signup let&rsquo;s anyone sign up it also asks what company you work for, which could be a hint of the audience Dropbox is going for.</p> <p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/04/2015-04-24_09-17-56.png" /></p> <p>We do get one small glimpse of the service with a screenshot showing an interface that closely resembles collaboration on Google Docs, with colored badges for multiple people working on a single a text document.</p> <p>Reports from people who&rsquo;ve managed to get early access say Notes provides a simple note-taking experience with basic document tools like tables, and features like adding file attachments to notes and commenting.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/60475-dropbox-jumps-collaborative-note-taking-dropbox-notes-currently.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/60475-dropbox-jumps-collaborative-note-taking-dropbox-notes-currently.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/60475-dropbox-jumps-collaborative-note-taking-dropbox-notes-currently.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. Box has had this functionality since 2013. Dropbox always out to play catch up...

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