Task management tools for simpler to-do lists

Manage your to-do list more effectively with Dropbox Paper

Check off your to-do list as you work

Dropbox Paper is a single place that you can use to work on team projects. Add meeting notes, images, lines of code, even animated gifs – anything that you need for your project. 

Use a to-do list template to manage tasks, right in a Paper doc. For example, if you have a list of things you need to do before an image can be published on a magazine cover, you can have that “Image Review” to-do list live right next to the image itself. With your to-do list next to the work itself, your teammates will better understand what they need to do – and why.

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Keep everyone on track

Use task management tools like task assignments and due dates for yourself or teammates, directly from Paper. When deadlines are approaching, Paper sends automatic reminders to contributors so that everyone is on the same page. Team members can check off their tasks as they complete them, so everyone stays accountable. 

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Get a bird’s-eye view of everyone’s work, all in one place

The easier it is to see and respond to everyone’s work, the easier it is to manage even the most complex projects and tasks.

With Paper, you can get a high-level perspective of everyone’s assigned tasks and contributions in one place, without having to email different collaborators for their input or send follow-up questions.

When someone contributes work to a Paper doc, their name shows up in the margin, beside their contribution. Add comments directly on your teammate’s work and tag their names so they’re notified that you’ve left them feedback.

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Task management – also referred to as project management – is the process of guiding a project or job through its life cycle, from start to finish. It often requires the management of a task’s status, priority, time, resources and dependencies. Task management is important because it helps individuals and teams get their projects done efficiently and effectively.

You can use Dropbox for project management and collaboration. With Dropbox Paper, you can manage to-do lists, assign tasks and due dates, add notes and track progress – all in one single place. You can also find these project management features in the new Dropbox desktop app

Dropbox Paper can simplify how you organise and prioritise your work. Create a Paper doc and use it as your central hub of information and progress tracker. Organise your project plan by combining all your notes, assets, links and tasks in one place. You can then prioritise your work by assigning tasks and due dates to yourself or teammates, and track everyone’s progress as they complete their work.

It’s easy to make a to-do list in Dropbox Paper. Once you’ve created a document, find the checklist button in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. To start your to-do list in your new Paper doc:

  1. Add your task to the checklist
  2. Assign it to yourself or your teammate using the @mention feature
  3. Set a due date for completion