Dropbox and Evernote have been implicitly targeting each other’s users for quite some time now. Dropbox has even developed features that challenge Evernote directly on some features that only Evernote offered previously. Here are two examples I noticed along the way:
The @Dropbox update that threatens @Evernote the most … so far. Almost reaches feature parity with Evernote. http://t.co/8uzmGhYdiD
— Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) June 26, 2015
This is interesting, another example of @Dropbox going after @Evernote. Notice the notepad? http://t.co/JMivq0VnAN
— Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) March 6, 2015
This is very strange. These two services may not be explicitly competing but they certainly offer competing services in broad terms so why are they collaborating like this? So why is Evernote offering a free Dropbox Pro trial to new users of both services? Surely those are the most vulnerable users to target?
Is one buying the other out? Will we see Dropbox integration coming to Evernote to boost available storage? That doesn’t seem likely.
What is going on here? Is it April suddenly?
What do you think?