If there’s one thing we learned at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s that there are many paths that lead into a final creative work. Each film, song, painting, or other piece can be the result of long-gestating ideas, concentrated teamwork, calculated gambles, or all of the above.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and this rings particularly true for mobile apps. Need to check your flight status? Have some food delivered? Deposit a check? There are apps for all of these things, and they were all created by someone who saw a need. Dropbox Pro user Daniel Levine is no different — he saw a need, so he created an app to fill it. The big difference between Daniel and most people who create apps is that he’s not a developer; he works in law.
Almost everyone daydreams about building the perfect home someday, but what does it take to actually do it? For Marco and Irene, a married couple living in Italy, it took patience, persistence, and a lot of paperwork to make their dream home a reality. But with a little help from Dropbox, they were able to stay organized along the way.
According to David Baeza, there’s a huge opportunity for drones to help protect honey bees, save water, and improve crop yields around the world. This is because — according to David’s estimation — 80 percent of the world’s drones will be put to work in the agriculture industry by the year 2020. David is the co-founder of a company out of the Santa Ynez Valley in California called Vine-Rangers, which provides a “drones-as-a-service” product to help wine grape farmers maintain their vineyards more efficiently — and Dropbox is a critical part of the operation. Here’s how.
Penn Masala, a South Asian a cappella group out of the University of Pennsylvania, uses Dropbox Pro to keep all their music organized and to help them collaborate with other artists. Their organization has paid off with a number of amazing opportunities — most recently, it was being included in the movie Pitch Perfect 2. Learn more about how they use Dropbox to manage everything.
One might think that the head designer for a global footwear brand would be so busy that she’d avoid extra work like the plague. And the designer in question, Janelle Sing, is busy indeed. But that doesn’t stop her from taking on side projects that let her spend as much time as possible doing what she loves: drawing. And she’s making it happen — juggling demanding roles as a designer, fashion illustrator, and contractor for a mobile app company — with the help of Dropbox Pro.