Hot on the heels of last week's announcement that it would be acquiring the music streaming company AudioGalaxy, Dropbox today was confirmed to have snapped up yet another cloud startup: photo locker service Snapjoy.


As you may have noticed, Dropbox is really into the idea of you storing all your photos with them. That's why they offer you some free megabytes if you turn on the Instant Upload option on the smartphone app - clever, clever. The problem, though, is that Dropbox wasn't exactly designed from the ground up to be a photo viewing / organizing / sharing service. So, buying Snapjoy is probably meant to address that whole issue.

Snapjoy was a fairly popular platform, claiming to have served over 100 million users to date, by allowing them to import all their photos from various services as well as local storage on multiple devices into one central hub. A pretty hub, it seems.

Just one more step on the road to Dropbox ruling your cloud life, I suppose.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Nescafe

    Audiogalaxy YES! I LOVE YOU DROPBOX!

  • IncCo

    Dropbox is awesome. The end.

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

    I use Google Drive, I find it the same thing. Can't see the differences.

    • http://kawangeek.com/ EddyGeek

      i don't care about others but we can extend Dropbox storage up to 21GB for free :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/SvenGyrnich DasIst Sven

        How did you do this? I have used pretty much every option i've found to extend my storage but i only have 6.4GB yet.

        • http://kawangeek.com/ EddyGeek

          Complete registration 2GB + invite friend 16GB + camera upload 3GB,

          • meto

            Faking having a Galaxy S3 + 50GB for 2 years

    • JG

      The main difference, IMHO, is the fact that Dropbox frequently gives out free storage space, which Google (to the best of my knowledge) hasn't. Without paying a cent, I have my initially 2GB free Dropbox account beefed up to 31GBs. I'd be more than happy to switch over & use replace Dropbox with Drive as my exclusive cloud storage, if Google were to start giving away free space... I love how Google is workin on integrating it into their other products - like using it as a host for large GMail attachments... But I really need the extra space, and if I can get it for free on a comparable service....

    • fixxmyhead

      i take it u dont read the privacy policies.
      from google drive

      "Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.

      dropbox is a little bit less touchy