British graphic novelist, author, blogger, and iPad fan Warren Ellis answering a query about which iPad apps he’s found useful/productive cites the
text editors Plaintext and iA Writer, Quickoffice for iPad, Bamboo Paper or Notes Plus for graphics, and “Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox. All the writing programs hook into Dropbox. It’s essential.”
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber quotes Ellis describing his process for writing using an iPad with Dropbox as a key enabler.
Gruber observes that many people work on their iPads, and enjoy doing so, which is key to their growing popularity. A recurrent theme in nearly every single “how I write on the iPad” story he sees
is Dropbox, which he maintains should be scary for Apple because: 1.) Dropbox is outside Apple’s control, and if not for…