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Dropbox Paper Alternatives

Dropbox Paper is described as 'is more than a doc—it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place' and is a team collaboration tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Dropbox Paper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and iPad. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Microsoft OneNote. Other great apps like Dropbox Paper are Notion, Evernote, Google Docs and CherryTree.

Dropbox Paper alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Dropbox Paper.
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Dropbox Paper is more than a doc—it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place.

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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

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    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeJoplin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
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    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNotion is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Dropbox Paper.
    raphaelaguiar

    A high-powered, wiki-styled Dropbox Paper

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    Poyjo

    More tools and way to personnalize the content. Also, available on desktop.

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    Very similar than dropbox paper, but allow a lot more flexibility

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    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionStandard Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStandard Notes is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownStandard Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsStandard Notes can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineStandard Notes can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningStandard Notes has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStandard Notes is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  4. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

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    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft OneNote support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Evernote

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    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.

    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesEvernote can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineEvernote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownEvernote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationEvernote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Evernote.
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  6. Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive, that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs:

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Docs simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningGoogle Docs has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGoogle Docs can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGoogle Docs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarGoogle Docs can be synchronized with Google Calendar
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  7. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCherryTree is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Microsoft Word

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    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft Word supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingMicrosoft Word can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Word simultaneously.
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  9. Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with NoteLedge.
    ⚫︎ PortableNoteLedge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNoteLedge supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Video ImportYou can import external video material into NoteLedge.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    NoteLedge has more features!

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  10. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZim can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Zim.
    ⚫︎ PortableZim can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningZim has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ LightweightZim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Not really up to the Dropbox Paper publication standard

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