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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Top Rated Comments

Take Flight Avatar
133 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razeus Avatar
133 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RolyPolyBird Avatar
133 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razeus Avatar
133 months ago
Means not a dang thing if those prices don't get lowered.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaldiMac Avatar
133 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brianvictor7 Avatar
133 months ago
I prefer to use icloud for photos for now. The free Dropbox space is too precious for other file usage.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)