Dropbox has announced that it will be shutting down its photo and email apps Mailbox and Carousel. After acquiring the startups, Mailbox in 2013 and Carousel in 2014 shortly after, Dropbox is already shifting away from both apps less than three years later. Dropbox has decided to focus on a different set of products. The company has invested in finding better ways in which people collaborate and are taking action on moving in that direction.
“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. With this in mind, we’ve had to make a difficult decision,” – Carousel Team, via their blog
As for Mailbox, it is a client that worked on Gmail so none of the users files will be lost after it shutdowns. Mailbox is set to shut down February 26, 2016 followed soon after by Carousel on March 31, 2016. Dropbox has made a few guides and export tools available to help users prepare for a proper goodbye.