Dropbox Paper is rolling out a new update today that offers the ability to embed three new types of content. Users can now collaborate more easily with the option to include file previews of Dropbox folders, Airtable bases, and Lucidchart diagrams.

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Rolling out today, users can add a Dropbox folder, Airtable or Lucidchart content directly into their Dropbox Paper documents.

Here’s how the company describes the updates:

Dropbox folders

Now, when you paste a link to a Dropbox folder, you can see all the files inside it—and even navigate through subfolders—without leaving your Paper doc. And whenever the folder’s contents are changed, the preview in your Paper doc will be updated automatically.

Airtable bases

Paper is all about bringing collaboration, coordination, and communication together, so Airtable is a natural fit. Combining the functionality of spreadsheets and databases, it helps you organize your work, your way. With our new support for Airtable, just add a base’s embed code, and Paper will display a preview in whichever view you’ve selected—main, in progress, Kanban, gallery, form, or calendar.

Lucidchart diagrams

Just as Paper lets you work with teammates on documents, Lucidchart helps you collaborate on flowcharts, organizational charts, and other diagrams. Put the two tools together, and you can communicate ideas in a number of different ways—all in the same place. Now, when you paste a Lucidchart access link into a Paper doc, viewers will see an automatically generated preview right inside your doc.

Dropbox Paper is available on the web and is also a free download from the App Store.


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