Sunday 18 March 2018

Dropbox shuts two apps to refocus on core Dropbox app


Emma Clark

Dropbox is to close its Mailbox and Carousel apps in the New Year, and will take features and lessons learned into the core Dropbox app.

Dropbox has announced that it is shutting down its Mailbox and Carousel apps and will shift its focus back to the main Dropbox app.

Dropbox intends to take key features and lessons learned from both apps and integrate them into the Dropbox app. In a blog post, the company wrote, “The Carousel and Mailbox teams have built products that are loved by many people and their work will continue to have an impact.”

Mailbox, which Dropbox acquired in 2013, will shut down on February 26th, while Carousel, which was launched in 2014, will follow on March 31st.

Dropbox says that Mailbox “ignited a shift in mobile email, and many of its innovations are now ubiquitous across the industry." It found itself competing with the likes of Gmail and Outlook and couldn’t acquire users as a result.

The company is to provide export tools for both Carousel and Mailbox, so that users can transfer photos to Dropbox and their email inbox to new email clients.

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