Dropbox Paper is now available to all as an open beta

Ten months after Dropbox first unveiled Paper, the collaborative writing tool entered open beta on Wednesday and is getting mobile versions for iOS and Android.

Paper allows teams to work on documents together in the cloud. It makes it easy to add text, images and embedded videos from YouTube, Google, or Dropbox itself. Users can also add programming code, which gets formatted automatically. And they can create to-do lists and assign tasks on those lists using the @ symbol.

Since its debut in private beta, Paper has been used to create more than a million documents for tasks like brainstorming ideas and capturing meeting notes, Dropbox said. Based on lessons learned along the way, Dropbox has improved the software with better tables and image galleries, more powerful search, and notifications via desktop and mobile.

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Computerworld Cloud Computing

Dropbox Paper is now available to all as an open beta

Ten months after Dropbox first unveiled Paper, the collaborative writing tool entered open beta on Wednesday and is getting mobile versions for iOS and Android.

Paper allows teams to work on documents together in the cloud. It makes it easy to add text, images, and embedded videos from YouTube, Google, or Dropbox itself. Users can also add programming code, which gets formatted automatically. And they can create to-do lists and assign tasks on those lists using the @ symbol.

Since its debut in private beta, Paper has been used to create more than a million documents for tasks like brainstorming ideas and capturing meeting notes, Dropbox said. Based on lessons learned along the way, Dropbox has improved the software with better tables and image galleries, more powerful search, and notifications via desktop and mobile.

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CIO Cloud Computing

TrackVia Liberates Manufacturers From Paper Clipboards

TrackVia, a leading mobile quality and process management solution, today announced new mobile offline functionality to help manufacturers simplify and streamline their critical and complex production processes. The new offline capabilities allow workers to collect data on a mobile device from anywhere in their facilities or out in the field with a weak internet connection – or no connection at all. Once their mobile device establishes a connection, all data is synced automatically and instantly.

An estimated two-thirds of manufacturers still rely on paper-based methods for managing quality, tracking inventory or doing audits and inspections. This is not only time and labor intensive, but also prone to errors, which often leads to lost revenues and increased operational costs. TrackVia eliminates this problem by uniting manufacturers with all their critical data, processes and reporting in one easy-to-use solution that’s accessible on any mobile device.

“TrackVia is helping manufacturers make better products by simplifying their most critical and complex processes through mobile software applications,” said Pete Khanna, CEO of TrackVia. “Whether on the manufacturing floor or out in the warehouse, unreliable Internet connectivity often gets in the way of using mobile devices to streamline productivity and gain visibility into real-time information. With TrackVia’s new offline mode, teams can stay productive even with poor connections or no-connection scenarios.”

Unlike traditional ERP or quality management solutions used by manufacturers, TrackVia is a cloud-based solution that includes built-in mobile capabilities. No separate software or special hardware is required. TrackVia works with iOS and Android devices, including phones and tablets. TrackVia also provides native mobile app capabilities, which means users can do things like take photos, scan barcodes and even capture signatures.

TrackVia’s simple user interface is not only fast and easy to use, but it’s also fully customizable. This means that manufacturers can tailor their application to match their exact process needs. It also means that users can easily adjust their application as their processes change or evolve. Furthermore, TrackVia can be rapidly implemented in a matter of days or weeks.

To learn more or request a free customized demo, visit: http://www.trackvia.com

About TrackVia

TrackVia is a leading mobile workflow management solution that unites workers with all their data, processes and collaborations–in one environment, on any mobile device through a simple, user-friendly interface. More than 1,500 businesses in 14 countries rely on TrackVia, including Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Hitachi, DIRECTV, Dow, Brinks and others. TrackVia has earned several product and technology awards, and was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2013 and 2014. Learn more at http://trackvia.com.

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