Less than a week after Dropbox acquired Cloudon comes the news that another startup has disappeared down Dropbox’s throat.
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.
Our new development efforts will be focused on bringing the same kinds of collaboration and workflow experiences that you’re used to in Pixelapse over to the core Dropbox product. Pixelapse as a standalone product will continue to operate and be supported for the next year as we work towards this goal, at which point we’ll offer a migration plan for your work.
This startup’s chief claim to fame is its version control tools for designers. The suite of tools enable a designer to back up their current work and, should they not like recent changes, revert to an earlier version.
Pixelapse also lets designers use cloud storage (including Dropbox) as a backup location, and it has collaboration tools which enable users to remotely cooperate on a design.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, and that is just one of the details that has me curious.
Does anyone else wonder why Dropbox bought this company? At first I thought it was for the version control features, but Dropbox already offers a similar feature for its Pro subscribers.
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