Pinterest has shown us a multitude of ways to use the cloud based platform, from sharing ideas for a wedding, developing mood boards or even sharing wireframes with a client for a project. But is it the best tool for collaborating? Dropmark uses the visual interface successes of Pinterest but allows for greater organized collections in the cloud. Simply drag and drop files from your computer or web and you’re on your way. Check out a sample collection of Restaurants in London.
More then just photos and videos, Dropmark lets you collaborate and store websites, music, documents and notes while allowing you to invite friends or co-workers to collaborate and edit your Dropmarks in real-time. The idea of Skylar Challand, founder of Oak Studios – the concept for the easy collaboration cloud based tool came about when he wanted to share photo research easily and privately with a client. The solution ended up being his own creation: Dropmark, a tool that lets you securely share ideas, images, comps and media that invited viewers can then scroll, zoom, navigate, communicate and edit upon. Heres a sample collection.
Instead of pinning, repining and being social, Dropmark is about simple organization and sharing in the easiest way possible. At its core the project is meant to be dead simple to use and manage, which it truly is – just drag and drop. What makes Dropmark even more magical is its instant slideshow / playlist abilities. Once you create a collection of items they instantly can be navigated or played back one after another. Imagine having a Dropmark collection of favorite Vimeo videos, just hit play on one item and then the rest will be played one after another without having to do anything else.
Dropmark is a very simple and intuitive collaboration tool that can be used for more then just sharing. It can be used as a visual bookmarklet, personal mood board, secure picture gallery or a client to design studio collaboration tool and so much more. Currently in private beta until March, Dropmark is a superb and simple collaboration tool that connects with your favorite websites (Google, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Instagram, Sound Cloud and more).