An unexpected but very welcome entrant on the iPad is the new Dropbox application. If you haven’t already heard of Dropbox, do yourself a favour and get an account now. Why would I recommend you get an account without even knowing anything about your computer usage habits?
Because the functionality that dropbox provides is basically universal. Everyone has files, many people use more than one computer, and would like to use those files at multiple locations.
This is the problem that Dropbox solves – painlessly syncing files between platforms and providing storage (up to 2gb for free) in the cloud. And now this functionality is on the iPad.
Read on to find out how it fares.
UPDATE: More pictures, more links, oh my!
So the iPad application Instapaper has been getting a lot of coverage on Twitter and around the design blogs for being possibly the first iPad killer application. But if you’re like me, the phrase “killer application” is so overdone it rings the cynic bells almost straight away. So is the hype justified?
For the uninitiated, the idea behind Instapaper is to provide a really simple system for taking webpages you want to read and archiving them on the Instapaper website for reading later.
You sign up for an account and click the provided bookmark in your browser, saving pages to the cloud for reading later.
Then, on your mobile device you open the Instapaper app and the articles you previously saved are now visible in a list. Simple idea, but you may be asking (and rightly), is this actually useful?