What's a Dropbox
to do now that the cloud space is also being entered into by Google
? Innovate, of course. Just days after Google Drive hit the mainstream, the Dropbox team has revealed something new: you can now automatically upload from just about any camera, tablet, SD card or smartphone — pretty much anything that takes photos or videos. With the newest version for Mac or Windows, you can just plug your camera, phone, or SD card into your computer and with a few clicks of the mouse all your photos and videos are in your Dropbox. Auto uploading from the desktop works seamlessly with the Dropbox Android app; your photos are copied from your camera to your Dropbox and uploaded, in full-quality and at their original size, to your private Camera Uploads folder. As your photos upload, you can access them from anywhere and move and share them as you see fit.
Oh, and since space / pricing is the big point now, Dropbox is handing out 500 MB of Dropbox space for your first automatic upload. As you take and upload more photos and videos, you can earn up to 3 GB extra, for free. Nice start, for sure.