Saying goodbye to Carousel and Mailbox

Are you folks aware of this development?

Dropbox, the file hosting and cloud storage company with 400 million users, has been struggling to hold up its $10 billion valuation in the face of scrutiny from investors and observers, and now it looks like the other shoe is dropping as the company streamlines its business. The company is shutting down Mailbox and Carousel, its email and photo apps. Sources tell us the plan will be to focus on its core product and developing other new productivity tools, such as its still-private collaboration app, Paper.

Mailbox will shut down in Februrary 26, 2016, and Carousel will stop working in March 31. The reason for the month extension on Carousel is in part because of a feature that is being built: an export tool that gives existing Carousel users a way to move conversations and content from existing shared albums into Dropbox. Also it will give time for users to migrate their photos. Mailbox was a client that sat on Gmail so shutting it will not affect your data on the service.

 

Dropbox

  • FOUNDED 2007
  • OVERVIEW Dropbox’s mission is to provide a home for everyone’s most important information and bring it to life. We make it easy for hundreds of millions of people to access, share, and collaborate on their files so they can be more productive — at home and at work. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Austin, New York, Seattle, Dublin (Ireland), Herzliya (Israel), London (United Kingdom)
  • LOCATION  San Francisco, CA
  • CATEGORIES Web Hosting, Storage, Cloud Data Services
  • FOUNDERS Drew Houston, Arash Ferdowsi
  • WEBSITE http://www.dropbox.com

Mailbox

  • OVERVIEWMailbox, now a part of Dropbox, is a mobile-first inbox that makes processing messages on your phone and desktop fast and delightful. It’s how email should work: Mailbox checks your mail from the cloud and delivers it to your phone with lightning-fast speed. A colorful swipe-based UI makes processing easy, and the “snooze” feature lets you put off messages until later. Mailbox makes getting …
  • LOCATION San Francisco, California
  • CATEGORIES Task Management, Messaging, Productivity Software,iPhone, Email
  • FOUNDERS Scott Cannon, Gentry Underwood
  • WEBSITE http://mailboxapp.com

Carousel

  • OVERVIEWCarousel is a place to store and discover what really matters to you. From a book you have read, to a place you like to go to, Carousel enables you to organize your favorite things in beautiful lists, for your personal use or to share them with your friends – or even with the whole world. By subscribing to the lists of people whose tastes you trust, you’ll be able to find their recommendations 
  • CATEGORIES E-Commerce
  • WEBSITE http://www.getcarousel.com

 

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