One of the immediate attractions is that their basic, free account offers 15GB of storage space, compared with 2GB on Dropbox, for example. As a limited time offer they will also give you and me an extra 5GB if you sign-up from this referral URL: https://copy.com?r=SJuusn
So far I’m impressed. The software does everything I want it to:
Windows and Android applications
Easy Web access
Ability to share files and folders
Of course, I need to look into the privacy issues but this may be a contender for moving me away from a Dropbox subscription.
As part of a money-saving exercise, at the moment I’m looking to move away from using a hosted Microsoft Exchange account for my email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks. I know that I won’t get one application that will cover all five elements, but I’m okay with that.
My two main criteria are that the applications I choose should be:
Able to synchronize between PC, Android and the web
For tasks I’m now beginning to trial the free version of Wunderlist, a to-do list application for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Web. It’s really rather good.
Being involved in web design professionally, and often called on to assist with web application user-interface (UI) designs I frequently find myself analysing other people’s application interfaces and asking myself why certain elements have been laid out in a particular way.
I found myself considering these things when using Wunderlist for the PC this morning. I wanted to change where new list items were added, from the bottom of the list to the top.
Curiously, on the application menu I selected “Preferences” (4th item down):
But it opened a dialog window called “Settings”. Why not keep the two terms consistent?
On the first panel, which is open by default, I found the option I wanted: where to add new items. However, I was a little surprised by the order.
Why is “Bottom of List” at the top of that two option list, and “Top of List” at the bottom?
I would have thought it would be more intuitive to users—in a Steve Krug ‘don’t make the think’ kind of way—to list them in the order that the words themselves suggest: