One of the most interesting startups that manned a booth at last month’s The Next Web Conference was CanvasDropr, a Danish software company that is hacking together a product that is (and I quote from the email you get when you sign up) a “visual collaboration tool, kind of like a visual version of Dropbox mixed with the real-time collaboration possibilities that are known from tools like Google Docs”.
CanvasDropr is a free Web-based service that lets you – surprise – drop files onto a digital canvas. Users can upload images, videos, PDFs and other documents, presentations and whatnot to share them with others.
In a professional context, users can also collaborate on files in real time, by annotating documents, drawing and updating charts in presentations, and so on.
Presentations are also synchronized across platforms, whether users fire up CanvasDropr on the Web, their iPad or iPhones.
We tried it out last week and found it to work smoothly once you find your way in the menu and take some time to learn what you can do with it. It’s a beta product, which means the user experience is not always as good as it could be. At the very least, a clear tutorial when you get started is warranted.
Nevertheless, CanvasDropr co-founder Cathrine Andersen tells us CanvasDropr is gaining traction and currently boasts ‘thousands of users’ from more than 100 countries, a lot of them from Asia.
Andersen also promises more news is forthcoming. Consider our ears perked.
Until then, here’s a little gift for the first 50 The Next Web readers who sign up and write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All you need to do is refer to this blog post, mention the email address that was used when you registered for the app, and thou shall receive unlimited space, unlimited organizations and projects for eternity. Thou art welcome.