I’m not sure if anyone of you is using Dropbox, but if you don’t, give it a shot. I do use it, well, daily, but without even thinking about it!
It’s a great system to automatically back up and synchronise any file online, from – and to – several devices. And it’s free for up to 8Gb of storage (96% of their users!). I love it!
Forbes actually just released a brilliant article about the company: Dropbox: The Inside Story of Tech’s Hottest Startup
Well worth a read, it’s a brilliant company founded by a very driven and talented entrepreneur; who is also determined to grow his own company as he refused a multi-million dollar buyout offer from Apple!
I think that is something so key in business: you don’t need to do something complex, you can do something simple and you will succeed if you make sure that you are the best at doing it; and that you solve an actual problem.
The article also asks a great question though: can Dropbox survive the arrival of iCloud and the probable arrival of a competing product from Google? Will they shine or be the next MySpace? Any thoughts?