How to access Dropbox Paper on a mobile device

Dropbox Paper mobile apps are available on both iOS and Android devices.

What features does the Dropbox Paper mobile app offer?

  • Edit existing Paper docs, and create new ones
  • Push notifications
  • Commenting
  • Offline doc access
  • Quick search
  • Share docs directly from the app

How do I share from the Paper mobile app?

To share a doc from the Paper mobile app:

  1. Open a doc.
  2. Tap the icon.
  3. Tap Share.
    1. To share via email, tap Add collaborators.
    2. Tap Share link to see options for copying a link to your doc.


  • Add collaborators allows you to type the name of any user you want to share the doc with
  • Add collaborators also allows you to modify who has access to the doc
  • You can also find the Add collaborators screen by tapping the circle that displays your initials or picture

Can I edit my docs offline using Paper mobile app?

Yes, offline editing is available for any doc that you've previously accessed in the Paper mobile app.

You can read, edit and comment without an internet connection. Changes sync with Paper when you come back online. When you work offline, you see a banner on your doc that says No internet connection.

Where can I see all my notifications?

All notifications you receive from your Paper mobile app are visible in the Notifications tab.

Organize Paper docs into folders from a mobile device

On the Paper mobile apps you can browse your folders, search your folders by name, and access all folder contents. You can also add docs to a folder. To do so:

  1. Open a doc.
  2. Tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap Move.
  4. Select the folder you'd like to move the doc to.

Note: You can't create folders or edit folder names on the Paper mobile apps.

Switch between work and personal accounts on the Paper mobile app

You can toggle between Dropbox accounts in the Paper mobile app. To do so:

  1. Open the Paper mobile app.
  2. Tap the Account tab (it looks like a person).
  3. Tap the account name that you want to switch to.

Note: If you don't see the account you want to switch to, you'll first need to connect your second account (personal or work) by tapping Add account

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