Dropbox wants to 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 shares in a recent story, a new app gets Dropbox closer to that prize. Dropbox apps for the Mac now automatically find, upload and prepare links to screenshots that you produce on your computer.

Specialized niche?

It’s true that only a small group of users rely heavily enough on screenshots to make this app worthwhile. Journalists, app developers and heavy Twitter users are three such groups. But, as Panzarino writes, that’s not the point: The app is simply one more bit of evidence that Dropbox has its sights focused on becoming the top photo-sharing solution.

What it means to you

This can make life easier for you, by the way. Wouldn’t it be easy to have Dropbox detect that photo you just took on your smartphone and upload it automatically to your Dropbox account? That day might not be far-off.


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

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