Your default photo-sharing site? Dropbox

Dropbox has a new goal: It hopes to be your go-to site for sharing and saving photos. And, as TechCrunch writer Matthew Panzarino shares in a recent story, a new app gets Dropbox even closer to that prize. Dropbox apps on the Mac now automatically find, upload and prepare links for screenshots that you generate on your computer.

Specialized niche?

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

A future of ease?

This will make life easier for you, mind you. Wouldn’t it be easy to have Dropbox detect that photo you just snapped on your smartphone and then upload it automatically to your Dropbox account? That day might not be far away.


This may even make sharing and storing photos a straightforward, hassle-free process, which it certainly has not been up to now. It’s too soon to tell if Dropbox will succeed in its quest to be the top photo-sharing service in the cloud. But the data management service is definitely off to an excellent start.

Posted on: 11.08.13