Source: News Bharati English08 Dec 2015 11:43:43
Californai, December 8: Dropbox on Monday said the Carousel and Mailbox apps would be dropped so that the company could develop other new productivity tools. The Mailbox email service will shut down Febraury 26 and the photo-sharing Carousel service will end March 31 from next year.
In an official statement, Dropbox mentioned, “Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox”.
Mailbox was launched in 2013 which was making mobile email better and similarly, Carousel was brought in 2014 to create a new way to experience and share photos. “With both, we aspired to extend the simplicity of Dropbox to other parts of our users’ lives”, said drop box in statement.
The Carousel and Mailbox teams have built products that are loved by many people and their work will continue to have an impact.
Dropbox said, “We’ll be taking key features from Carousel back to the place where your photos live—in the Dropbox app. We’ll also be using what we’ve learned from Mailbox to build new ways to communicate and collaborate on Dropbox (you can see early signs of this focus with Dropbox Paper)”.
Committed making the transitions from these products as painless as possible, The Dropbox mentioned in statement that “We’ve posted more information on the Carousel blog and the Mailbox blog, and we’ll be communicating details directly to users of both apps in the coming days”.
Leaving thank you note to users of both these apps, statement said, “To our Carousel and Mailbox users, thank you for embracing these products—and we’re sorry”.
“It’s not easy to say goodbye to products we all love. But ultimately, we think this increased focus will help us create even better experiences for you in the months and years to come”, added statement.