Friday, April 6, 2012

Drag and Drop to Dropbox

Rajeev Nayak:

If you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, you can now upload files by dragging them from your desktop onto the Dropbox website. After Dropbox detects the upload, it’ll work its magic to get your stuff wherever you need it.

I recently discovered that this works in Google Docs, too. Pretty cool.

I’ve been using both of these cloud services a lot lately, and the interesting thing is that there’s almost zero overlap with Apple’s (current) vision for iCloud. Dropbox lets me edit the same file with multiple apps on different devices. Google Docs lets multiple people view and edit the same documents, with revision tracking, permissions, and notification.

There’s no iWork for Windows, and was read-only and (like iDisk) will be shut down. Apple just doesn’t seem interested in serving customers who want to collaborate or use other platforms.

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