Steve Jobs infamously told Dropbox founder Drew Houston that his product was just a feature (while Jobs, at the same time, was considering acquiring Dropbox). Conflict of interest aside, Jobs' prediction doesn't feel entirely incorrect. iCloud's built into Apple devices. OneDrive and Google Drive are at the core of their Office suites. Dropbox is still a great tool—but an increasingly hard sell if you already use another storage app.
It's a story that's played out over and again in tech, as a popular simple app eventually becomes just a feature in another larger app, most recently with grammar and style check coming built into writing apps at the expense of tools like Grammarly.
What popular simple app today do you think will be just a feature in the future?
Or, on the other side, which feature in a larger product today do you think would be better shipped as a standalone smaller product?
Buffer and other social media tools built to schedule social media posts have already been replicated by Twitter and Facebook's built-in tools to schedule posts. Though that hasn't killed their market entirely—it just makes Buffer's features to schedule the same post across multiple apps more important, as that's far less likely to be replicated by the social networks themselves.
Email apps come and go so fast—which one has kept you using it the longest, and why?
Inspired by this tweet: https://twitter.com/rands/status/1292522368426897408?s=12
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