Quietly, IFTTT has become an indispensable tool for a growing number of internet users, making connections between web services including Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox and a host of others. The name stands for If This Then That, a phrase that represents the way its “triggers” (this) and “actions” (that) are used for the different “channels”. If this happens in Facebook, do that in Dropbox. If this is posted on Instagram or SoundCloud, do that with it in my Gmail inbox. And so on.
Popular cloud-based file-sharing service Dropbox wants to be all things to all people, with big plans to share application metadata — game saves, settings preferences and so forth — as well as raw files across devices and platforms.But when Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced last week that Dropbox intends to “replace the hard drive,” he probably didn’t expect Chinese hackers to take him up on it so quickly.
The last post was about DropBox and I am inclined to write more about this brilliant service. Some call it a product, some call it a service. I consider it a boon for professionals like me. It seamlessly solves the problem of carrying around USB sticks and also depending on platform specific tools/services to accomplish the same thing that DropBox does. But what is the future of DropBox? Where will it go next? I thought I will share with you my thoughts on this
Dropbox is an exciting and widely used service. It is brilliant for multi-location cloud based file sharing and has a devoted and huge user base. The huge user base is now discovering many innovative ways to use DropBox. Here are a few of my ideas. I use all of them. Go through them and maybe you will find them interesting.