Does not surprise me that Apple is adding documents to iCloud. Just this past weekend, I told someone it was certain to be added this year. While I am pleased to see documents in iCloud, I would prefer it a la Dropbox. Any file type that can be added to a folder should be synced to each device. If Dropbox can do it, Apple should be able. Makes you wonder what iCloud would be like if Steve had managed to purchased Dropbox.

Apple’s new Documents and Data manual uploader/Sync to iCloud | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

Fresh off the heels of Google entering the home entertainment space, BGR is out with a new Wall Street Journal report that the Mountain View, California company is prepping a Dropbox competitor. While I was dismissive of the first report, this one might have legs. Google would be a natural for the sort of personal digital locker that has made Dropbox an indispensable part of the iOS ecosphere. Without Dropbox, getting files while away from your desk is next to impossible. However, if Google Drive (the supposed name) is real, Google would have a real winner on their hands. Imagine, all those Gmail users with additional storage for images, word processing files and presentations. It would by naturally synergistic with Google apps. A baked in version of Google Drive on Android devices would instantly capture marketshare. Want to show off your family photos, but forgot to sync them before you left home? No problem, just copy them to the Google Drive folder on your computer and they will be available when you get to Granma’s house. Double ditto for business users. While this might put some pressure on Dropbox (and Apple), the real loser here is Microsoft. Their online offerings have been suffering as of late. If Google can add more value to your Google Apps, Microsoft will be hard pressed to ignore it. It’s not unreasonable Google could offer this in addition to free Gmail, instead of with paid Google Apps. They already give you 7GB of email space. What’s a few more Gigs between friends.

Google reportedly prepping free Dropbox competitor