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Dropbox Announces 'Carousel' Photo and Video App, Mailbox for Desktop

Dropbox today announced several new products for its desktop and mobile consumers, including Mailbox for OS X and a new photo and video sharing app called Carousel.

Carousel is a standalone app that is designed to organize a user's entire collection of photos stored via Dropbox, separating them into an event-based timeline that also highlights important moments and supports private messages. Photos automatically backup to Dropbox and sync across all platforms. They can also be shared in batches with and saved to other users' timelines via email or phone number, regardless of whether or not the user has a Dropbox account.

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According to Dropbox, the app, deemed "one place for all your memories" backs up photos to Dropbox, with storage being tied to the amount of space in a user's Dropbox account.
We'd like you to meet Carousel: a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life. It combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them. Carousel sorts all these memories by event so you can easily travel back in time to any photo from any date. And unlike other mobile galleries, the size of your Carousel isn't constrained by the space on your phone, which means you can finally have your entire life's memories in one place.
While Dropbox already allows automatic camera uploads and image storage, photos are generally dumped into a single folder that doesn't offer many organizational options. Carousel will bring a whole new photo viewing and sharing experience that will make it much easier for users to browse through their image collections. The app will be live later today.


Along with Carousel, Dropbox has also announced plans to bring its popular Mailbox app for iOS to the desktop. There are few details available on the OS X version of the app, but it will likely function similarly to the iOS app, allowing users to "snooze" messages and organize them into lists. There's no prospective launch date on the horizon, but Dropbox is accepting beta signups.

Update 12:55 PM PT: Carousel is now available for download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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7 months ago
If only Apple would build this functionality into the native Photos app/iCloud. The Photostream crap is confusing. This is how it should work.

A never-ending camera roll that just offloads to the cloud when you need more room on your phone.

They already do it with Music.
Rating: 6 Votes
7 months ago
Means not a dang thing if those prices don't get lowered.
Rating: 5 Votes
7 months ago

Love DropBox, but Google Drive prices are much better. When it comes to cost per Gigabyte vs different ways to view my images - cost per GB wins.


Don't forget the price of handing over more of your data to Google.
Rating: 5 Votes
7 months ago

Don't forget the price of handing over more of your data to Google.


:rolleyes:

Yet another one that thinks Apple, Dropbox, and Microsoft don't mine your data.
Rating: 5 Votes
7 months ago
Love DropBox, but Google Drive prices are much better. When it comes to cost per Gigabyte vs different ways to view my images - cost per GB wins.
Rating: 3 Votes
7 months ago

I tried it, but if I'm not mistaken, there were no push notifications for the longest time. That might have changed, but at the time that was the deal breaker for me.


There have been push notifications since release.
Rating: 3 Votes
7 months ago
I prefer to use icloud for photos for now. The free Dropbox space is too precious for other file usage.
Rating: 3 Votes
7 months ago

:rolleyes:

Yet another one that thinks Apple, Dropbox, and Microsoft don't mine your data.


Or not... Some are worse offenders than others and Google is the worst offender imho.
Rating: 2 Votes
7 months ago

How do you think those iAds are getting to you?

What do you think Apple's hush hush purchase of Topsy was for?

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/12/02/whats-topsy-why-did-apple-buy-it/


Through iTunes store purchases or location data, but they aren't reading our mail.

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If they aren't serving ads does that mean they aren't reading emails that are on their servers? How would we really know, especially given how many times things have been shown to be otherwise by all kinds of services/companies despite what might be in their terms of service or whatnot.


They aren't reading our mail.

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Well… interesting! I did think that some sort of reply had to come from Dropbox, to set them apart front the can of digital woop-ass that copy.com has opened on them! ;-) And when apparently Dropbox have no intent on changing the by now ridiculously low free amount given, or the mindless full data count for all within a shared folder... then photos and special utilities are really all that's left!

If anyone interested… go check out copy.com! I have been running around with my hands in the air ever since I stumbled across this service a few months ago! Free 15GB out of the box, another 5BG in the bank if you are being reffered - 5GB given for a referral and no upper limit as to how much referrals you can collect - The data count for a shared folder is divided equally by all participants - and a fantastic backend control panel to control all files, folders and shares!

Haha… I actually sound pretty overly enthusiastic I can hear! ;-) Sorry about that! Not being payed for a it… just pretty god damn pleased with the service offered!

btw… if anyone wants a referral (and the extra 5GB), let me know! ;-)


Thanks for the heads up about Copy :-). I moved all the data I had in storage on Google Drive to Copy and dumped Google. So happy, as I never liked having any data stored there, but they gave the most free space - until now. Copy is new and there are improvements to be made, like full reading of files (PDF's and Docs for example) and the iOS app needs an "open in" option added, but they'll get there. Too bad, I didn't notice your referral offer before I created my account :-(
Rating: 2 Votes
7 months ago
With 1TB free at flickr why use google or dropbox for storage?
Rating: 2 Votes

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