Why I hope Apple never buys Dropbox
Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:49 PM
I moved to Google Drive because is does the same thing, but a lot more, like sharing media - really large media with no limits like Dropbox.
But most important: Google Drive has all you need for word-processing, spread sheet and presentation built in and in a mature environment now used by a lot of companies.
If Dropbox doen't do something about that part of their service they will loose race because private cloud computing with take over within the next three years.
According to Gartner we have only seen the tip of iceberg in tablet sales. Sales will tripple in 2016 and then we all need the eg the word processor to reside on the net and not in the gadget.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:35 PM
Please, if you can't do basic homework like making sure your grammar is correct, you spelt knew as new. This was directed for Macs not iOS devices.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:40 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:30 PM
Well. I assume your comment ended up in the wrong thread... (mine are regularly all over the place or disappear completely).
Since this site has been re-"designed" (messed up to the degree possible), nothing really works anymore... Most free WordPress sites do work better than this. On average I have to sign in 5-10 times and then get a blank page loading forever... after clearing Safari's (or Google Chrome's) cache it then works once and the fun starts again. Really makes them look completely incompetent. This used to be a fine site, but the current CMS is the worst of any tech site in existence. I have no doubt that there are programmers that bad, but who authorises this nonsense for live use?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:44 AM
I miss the days when SkyDrive gave you 25 GB for free.... ;-(
Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:07 AM
Anyone remember how certain features would vanish, data not carry over and sync fiascos with iTools .mac .me iCloud ...
Dropbox in my (be it somewhat limited) experience just works.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:13 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:33 PM
Having said that, I only started using it when Apple dropped iDisk (I think that's what they called it) where you could save your documents in the cloud and access them anywhere.
Why they dropped that and replaced it with their crippled iCloud is beyond me.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:51 AM
Indeed, iCloud doesn't really compete with any alternative cloud based document service. It was developed solely to enhance the interoperability of devices within the Apple ecosystem. Dropbox, to the extent it has any big league competition, is more likely to be a takeover target for Microsoft or Google. If we're lucky, they will resist overtures from those predators just as they have with Apple. Any Dropbox takeover will make it's creators rich while killing off the child of their invention. Let's hope they have more pride in their work than to surrender it to such a fate.