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Lachlan Campbell@lachlanjc · Code, apps, design, high school.
I’m not allowed in. Is there anything official from Dropbox yet? Or is it something internal?
Jason Briscoe@jbriscoe
@lachlanjc same here Lachlan.
Steven Sinofsky@stevesi · a16z
Great to see the work of the super sharp @hackpad team surface again. Congrats to Igor and team. https://hackpad.com/Hackpad-is-t...
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Interesting. Surprised no one is talking about this. Composer probably isn't supposed to be public yet, although @maggled and a few others seemed to get in. Here's a screenshot she shared on Twitter: Maybe it's available for previous Hackpad users?
Lachlan Campbell@lachlanjc · Code, apps, design, high school.
@rrhoover I used to use Hacked, though it wasn’t linked to my Dropbox account. I’d love to check it out though!
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@ajwaxman · Product, SeatGeek
@maggled @rrhoover I think you're right about being available for previous Hackpad users
Matt Hamlin@immatthamlin · Web Developer at Wayfair
@maggled @rrhoover The screenshot looks really similar to Evernote's new updated web UI and also similar to Simplenote too. I wonder if that is from design of how people want their notes laid out, or from what previous apps used for layouts/designs.
Stuart McCroden@mccroden · (undefined)
@maggled @rrhoover I use(d) Hackpad and had it attached to my dropbox account. I can't get in.
Maggie Bignell@maggled · Product Designer, Treehouse
Randomly in! I have a note or two in hackpad, so perhaps that allowed me access? Really nice so far—some beautiful (beginnings of, it's a bit of a mash up at the moment) typography and very clean interface (reminiscent of evernote's web experience). It allows multiple people to work on a note. You can add tasks, images, dropbox files, tables all in line with your notes. It also prompts you to create a note for a meeting based on what's on your calendar. I can see this being useful in meetings/taking notes together. A bit hard to evaluate how the interaction will stand up when I'm not actually in a meeting/interacting with others on the app, but given we use google drive for a similar use, this could be a valuable switch. A little worried that some of the features are obscured to make the interface super clean, but it's possibly that their use case is that 90% of users will simply take raw, written notes collaboratively.
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@maggled screenshots?
Tarek Koudsi@tarekkoudsi · Founder, Hashdoc
I see Dropbox colliding with Evernote, each is moving into the other's direction in many ways
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@tarekkoudsi long dropbox, short Evernote