Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Simple Is Better: Why Instagram Bested Twitpic and Dropbox Dominates the Cloud


“In retrospect, Instagram is obvious. Take a picture. Make it better. Share it instantly. That’s all it does, but it does it very well.”


“Dropbox made it drop-dead easy to store and access files from all of your devices. A host of other start-ups, including and SugarSync, make similar drives in the cloud.” Yet they all lack “the amazing sharing feature that Dropbox unveiled this week: every file in your Dropbox now carries a link that you can share with anyone, even people who don’t use Dropbox. It’s the simplest way to share large files I’ve ever seen.”