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The Pixelapse Blog • Pixelapse + Dropbox

The race to provide the best features has begun ... after Photo upload (now matched by other sync services) Dropbox is reaching again towards the creative users by buying the collaboration platform Pixelapse. I've tried it, and found it interesting but not ready for my workflow. Design review is hard - but if you can do it with a tool you already use it might get a better adoption than other tools.

It will up the "stickiness" of the dropbox service for sure - I am phasing dropbox out right now, but maybe it will be more attractive in one year time.

Pixelapse + Dropbox
Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re joining Dropbox!

We started Pixelapse with the mission of building the definitive version control and collaboration platform for creatives. Since then, we’ve been fortunate to become a part of the daily workflow of tens of thousands of freelance designers and creative teams. The prospect of developing products at Dropbox that expand this vision to millions of users is tremendously exciting.

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Finally a way to backup your Bitly (bitmarks) links

What I like most about Bitly is the option to use my own custom domain for shortening the urls. In my case I use 0am.co I wanted to use my own domain because I thought that in the case that bitly goes out of business or whatever I can take my short urls and just move them to my own server  - but the problem is that bitly locks me in.

There is no official backup solution. At least now with IFTTT you can automatically create a backup while you are creating new bitmarks.

I've setup a quick recipe that appends new links to a textfile in dropbox - so go ahead and tinker with it to your liking and get a copy of your shortened links.

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Use this ifttt Recipe: Backup Bitly to Dropbox Textfile Put the internet to work for you.

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3 reasons I prefer Google Drive over Dropbox for professional use

It took me some time to find a use for Dropbox - and yes there are plenty, but I had already similar services setup on my own, with remote access etc. So even after I started using it, I never felt that it is safe for real professional stuff. And here are the reasons why that is and how Google Drive resolves this issues.