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DropBox acquires designer-focused collaborative tools developer Pixelapse

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DropBox has acquired Pixelapse (via TC), a start-up which is involved in helping designers collaborate through its customised collaborative platforms. The acquisition was announced by Pixelapse on its blog, and DropBox has confirmed the same to TechCrunch.

Pixelapse says that it will continue to operate as a standalone product “for the next year“, however they do plan to terminate the service by the end of the year, at which point they will offer a “migration plan“ for your work.

The company says,

Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re joining Dropbox!

We started Pixelapse with the mission of building the definitive version control and collaboration platform for creatives. Since then, we’ve been fortunate to become a part of the daily workflow of tens of thousands of freelance designers and creative teams. The prospect of developing products at Dropbox that expand this vision to millions of users is tremendously exciting.

Our new development efforts will be focused on bringing the same kinds of collaboration and workflow experiences that you’re used to in Pixelapse over to the core Dropbox product. Pixelapse as a standalone product will continue to operate and be supported for the next year as we work towards this goal, at which point we’ll offer a migration plan for your work.

We would sincerely like to thank each of you for every helpful piece of feedback, every supportive comment and the unwavering trust you’ve placed in us since the very beginning. We’re thrilled to join the Dropbox team in fully realizing our original mission, but we still have a long way to go. We hope you’ll love what we have in store!

Financials of the deal haven’t been disclosed


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