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article imageDropbox is making a new app for note-takers

By James Walker     Apr 4, 2015 in Technology
The cloud storage provider Dropbox is working on a new productivity app for note-takers. Currently in testing with a limited number of users, the online app will rival services like Microsoft OneNote, Google Keep and Evernote.
Details of the under-development product were found by Product Hunt. Called Composer, there has been no official word on the project from Dropbox yet.
Visiting the app's URL delivers a sign-in page but once logged in you are quickly warned that the service "is not quite ready for prime time" yet. The page suggests that you send an email to Dropbox to be in with a chance of getting an invite, hinting that the app is now in testing.
Users who have seen Composer's interface report that it is a clean and simple affair that has an emphasis on productivity. It is clearly designed to inspire quick and efficient note-taking.
Maggie Bignell, a Product Hunt user who managed to get into the app, wrote that the interface was reminiscent of Evernote's web experience. She described a clear, clutter-free design with a focus on nice typography.
Bignell also wrote that multiple people can work on a note and that the app intelligently suggests you create notes on meetings based on what it finds in your calendar. Tasks, images, tables and files in your Dropbox can all be linked into notes.
Although none of this is new to rival note-taking apps, the product would allow Dropbox to move into new markets. It has found much success in the cloud storage department but appears to be expanding in order to progress.
With services like Evernote and OneNote experiencing rapid growth and digital note-taking really taking hold, Composer could give Dropbox the break it needs to do something different to what it has tried before. Although competition will be stiff from the established services, we'll keep an eye on Dropbox's venture to see where it ends up.
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