I don’t need Dropbox anymore, and it’s all #google’s fault


I discovered something shocking this morning. Fumbling around inside my phone in search of some notes from CES, I realized I hadn’t used the Dropbox app since I changed phones a month ago.

A whole month without Dropbox.

For close to a decade, the first app I’ve installed on any new device has been Dropbox. That trusty blue-and-white logo has been my security blanket for storing files online, helping me do the backing up I’m terrible at, and also keeping me sane while switching between review devices every week. But something’s changed now, and the catalyst for that change is Google Photos.

I already rely on Google Keep and Docs for most of my notes and scribbling, and until the…

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