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Dropbox is closing Carousel and Mailbox apps

Dropbox has declared that it intends to close down photo service Carousel and email app Mailbox in February and March, respectively.

"Building new products is about learning as much as it's about making. It's also about tough choices," CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi wrote in a blog post.

"Over the past few months, we've increased our team's focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together," they continued.

However, this was not an easy decision for the famous company. To be added that Dropbox has bought the famous Mailbox sometime around March 2013 with the purpose of bettering mobile email. But, unfortunately, it looks like they are giving up the fight, meaning that users will check their last emails in Mailbox on February 26.

"We've come to believe that the best way for us to improve people's productivity going forward is to streamline the workflows that generate so much email in the first place," the Mailbox Team wrote in a separate blog post.

Besides Mailbox, there is another app that will be closed down. This app is Carousel, which is a Dropbox-original app that was released in April 2014 to store. This app helps users to sort "tens of thousands of photos arranged chronologically for a lifetime of memories."

Carousel is available on both Android and iOS devices and is pretty useful when it comes to hundreds of images.

"Over the past year and a half, we've learned the vast majority of our users prefer the convenience and simplicity of interacting with their photos directly inside of Dropbox," a Carousel blog post indicated.

So, starting with March 31 users will return to the single photo experience. This means that all the pictures saved on the Carousel timeline will remain in Dropbox. To be added that any other shared albums or conversation users want to save will have to be exported. However, Dropbox has declared that they will communicate more details with users directly over the coming days.

As for Mailbox users, they will probably return to Gmail. Google has already prepared a surprise for its users, declaring that it created the Reminder in Google Calendar. Gmail has always come with a to-do list feature that was built-in. However, although many users appreciated this functionality, they seemed to complain about the fact that it wasn't integrated with the Google Calendar.

Google has decided to change that, the famous company rolling out a new feature that allows users to add to-do reminders in Google Calendar for both iOS and Android.

"Our calendars should help us make the most of our time — scheduling meetings at work, remembering brunch with friends, and keeping track of all our other commitments. But often our to-do list is elsewhere, separate from the Calendar that organises our day, and we end up overcommitted or miss something important because we forgot to check our list," an official blog post from Google said. 

The famous company added that users can now start their day by creating their Reminders.
Dropbox is closing Carousel and Mailbox apps Reviewed by Mike Beasley on 11:59 AM Rating: 5
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