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Nikhil Srinivasan

Nikhil Srinivasan

Product Design and Engineering Joined almost 6 years ago via an invitation from Greg R. Nikhil has invited Matt Zanchelli

  • 13 stories
  • 22 comments
  • 27 upvotes
  • Posted to Carousel — the gallery from Dropbox for all your photos and videos, Apr 15, 2014

    I absolutely love the app – as someone who previously was against using the Camera Uploads feature, I am now more inclined than ever to use Dropbox to store all my photos.

    That being said, my major issue with the app is primarily with the 'swipe-down-to-hide' UX. Given how the photo/video viewing experience is already touch sensitive, I find it incredibly irritating when I find myself hiding pictures more often than not.

    The gesture involved with hiding is far too sensitive and given that 'swipe-up-to-share' is such a critical action, I think it would be more effective if they implemented a 'select-to-hide' action much like the one that already exists to delete the hidden photos permanently. It would also make a lot of sense as I often find myself wanting to batch hide entire sets of photos from the app.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Any good app to keep debit/credit card details, in reply to Benjamin Fritz , Apr 01, 2014

    +1, 1Password is a rock solid identity/credential management application.

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  • Posted to Use Bitcoins anywhere online (at a 7% fee), Mar 31, 2014

    Use Bitcoins anywhere online (̶a̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶7̶%̶ ̶f̶e̶e̶)̶ *7% discount

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  • Posted to Dropbox is down, in reply to Evan Knight , Jan 12, 2014

    I don't think they actually got hacked. Regardless of their official statement, the partially leaked data shared via the 1775Sec twitter account doesn't look very legitimate (and pretty boring actually) when you take a closer look at the db.

    1 point
  • Posted to 4K is for programmers, Jan 11, 2014

    I'd argue that while increased screen real-estate is defiantly a major catalyst to productivity, especially for programmers, there are a number of other factors that need to be taken into account.

    1. Screen sizes larger than 27" (diagonal) are not necessarily for everyone. I've seen many cases where 30" displays can be counter productive to programers and designers alike. Aside from personal preference, setting matters too – with increased screen real estate comes the need for increased distance between the user and the display...which may not always be possible.

    2. Refresh rate matters. Regardless of whether you are a programmer, designer, or gamer, using a television as opposed to a monitor is going to make a huge difference. The key reasoning is computer displays are primarily targeted at optimizing for an experience where the user is sitting very close to the display...the opposite is true with regards to television. While the author recognizes that 30Hz may result in poor or lag-ridden graphics performance, he fails to realize that such lag is not conducive to all users and is a matter of personal preference.

    3. These displays are not exactly 4K. A true 4K image (4096x2160) has an aspect ratio of 1.9:1, while a true UHD image (3840x2160) is 1.78:1. You can read more about it here.

    When it comes to advocating users to purchase a television for $500 when the industry is cranking out competitive computer displays at $700-$800 range, I'd defiantly tell them to go with the latter.

    4K isn't for everyone – but if your spending the money, it's worth understanding the difference.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Have you ever needed to password protect a Dropbox file?, Jan 11, 2014

    Private links are often secure enough for anything I would share via Dropbox.

    I wouldn't expect many Dropbox users to pay for such a service primarily because only a percentage of the user base is subscribed to a premium storage plan.

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  • Posted to Jelly by Biz Stone & Co., in reply to Sabrina Majeed , Jan 08, 2014

    You can adjust your notfication preferences under Settings.app -> Notification Center -> Jelly.

    I agree with you though...from a user experience standpoint I immediately wished I had finer controls as to from who and how often I would get push notifications.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Symbols Plugin for Sketch, in reply to Tisho Georgiev , Jan 04, 2014

    Awesome!

    Quick question: I haven't checked out the code/plugin yet but do you know if it's compatible with App Store version of Sketch? The difference being the App Store version has a sandboxed environment.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Domain Registrars? , in reply to ポール ウェッブ , Jan 04, 2014

    No way, that's awesome! This must have changed since I last purchased a domain.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Domain Registrars? , in reply to Sam Solomon , Jan 03, 2014

    Their service is great and their platform robust – I was initially ambivalent to use a registrar I that wasn't based in the U.S. and I hadn't heard very much about but have had a great experience.

    As a registrar, they definitely go out of their way to secure authorized reseller certifications for pretty much any common TLDs. I would also recommend purchasing .IO domains from them versus NIC.IO, what I presume to be the official registry.

    If customer service is critical, I would suggest Hover. They are always available, have beautiful and simple dashboard interface and streamlined the domain management user experience. Definitely my suggestion for most DN community members looking for a domain registry. It's worth noting that they do not support certain TLDs such as .IO.

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