Why Dropbox might become your default photo-sharing site

Dropbox has a new goal: It wants to be your go-to site for distributing and keeping photos. And, as TechCrunch writer Matthew Panzarino writes in a recent story, a new app gets Dropbox closer to that prize. Dropbox apps on the Mac now automatically find, upload and prepare links to the screenshots that you make on your computer.

Niche?

Panzarino writes that this new Dropbox feature will only benefit a subset of users, those including journalists, app developers and heavy Twitter users taking loads of screenshots. But that is not important. What is important is that Dropbox is taking another step to becoming the top photo-sharing service on the Web.

What it means to you

This will make your life easier, mind you. Wouldn’t it be simple to have Dropbox detect that photo you just snapped on your smartphone and upload it automatically to your Dropbox account? That day may not be far away.

A peek into the future

This could even make sharing and storing photos a straightforward, hassle-free process, which it most definitely hasn’t been up to now. It’s too soon to tell if Dropbox will succeed in its mission to be the top photo-sharing service in the cloud. Nevertheless the service is definitely off to an excellent start.


Posted on: 09.10.14