I'm excited today to introduce Box Notes, a new way to create documents and work in real-time with others on Box.
Our work began many months ago, but the moment Box Notes first came alive for me was the first time I saw one of my team's faces - in the form of a profile picture - pop into the Box Note and zoom down the left side of the page. There's a lot of research about the way our brains process faces and how they have a unique way of making us happy. A smiling face, even in the form of a small profile picture, tells us someone else is there. The web is a social environment, and at the heart of it all is people.
Including people's profile pictures in Box Notes says volumes about the product as a whole. We want you to have fun using it, we want the product to make you smile, we want the product to shine when you're collaborating with other people, and we want to enable things that are only possible when a text editor is built on top of the web.