Dropbox bows to competition – closing down Carousel and Mailbox

From Dropbox –

In 2013, we acquired Mailbox because we believed in the way it was making mobile email better. In 2014, we launched Carousel to create a new way to experience and share photos. With both, we aspired to extend the simplicity of Dropbox to other parts of our users’ lives.

Building new products is about learning as much as it’s about making. It’s also about tough choices. Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox.

The Carousel and Mailbox teams have built products that are loved by many people and their work will continue to have an impact. We’ll be taking key features from Carousel back to the place where your photos live—in the Dropbox app. We’ll also be using what we’ve learned from Mailbox to build new ways to communicate and collaborate on Dropbox (you can see early signs of this focus with Paper).

We’re committed to making the transitions from these products as painless as possible. We’ve posted more information on the Carousel blog and the Mailbox blog, and we’ll be communicating details directly to users of both apps in the coming days. Mailbox will be shut down on February 26th, 2016, and Carousel will be shut down on March 31st, 2016.

I never liked Carousel although I know some of you did enjoy using it but with completion from Google Photos and other players, it only makes sense to have one app that does it all. Mailbox was an odd one so its loss won’t be missed.

What about you?

Source Dropbox


One thought on “Dropbox bows to competition – closing down Carousel and Mailbox

  1. I won’t lose any sleep on this that’s for sure.
    Part of it is down to Dropbox themselves.
    I still say if they were more relaxed in their storage size and offered a tiered cloud instead of the idiotic 1TB or nothing it would win them more happy customers, and what does more happy customers mean ~ it means more would use their services.

    Im overdue to renew my 1TB subscription but as I only use 58GB of it I am therefore struggling to continue paying for 942GB of unused space.

    So, will I miss these services going……… I think not.

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