Apple Finally Going to Be Mercifully Offed

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Adam Engst of TidBITS has a smart piece on the demise of, the never-out-of-beta sharing site for iWork files. Go read Apple Finally Puts Out of Its Misery. It’s a good piece, but there’s this really smart observation at the end:

Put bluntly, Apple has never understood how to support collaboration, and technologies like iCloud and sandboxing seem to be headed in the opposite direction.

I think this is very true. iCloud does syncing, mostly, but it really needs to go beyond that. Other than the utility of storing and being able to re-download content purchased from Apple, and the usefulness of iTunes Match, Dropbox* offers me more ease of use and functionality than iCloud. I can sync, backup, share and collaborate.

*I get extra storage if you join DropBox via my link.

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