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  • Dropbox Announces Discontinuation of Mailbox and Carousel in Early 2016

    It seems like it's almost impossible to keep hyped-up e-mail clients for iOS in business these days. Dropbox has announced on Monday its plans to discontinue the popular Mailbox e-mail client starting on February 26th of 2016. Dropbox acquired Mailbox in 2013 after it was hyped up for being one of the best third-party e-mail clients available for iOS since Sparrow.

    Carousel was a photo sharing application Dropbox launched in 2014 in the hopes of helping people share photos more easily within the Dropbox ecosystem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dropbox
    Building new products is about learning as much as it’s about making. It’s also about tough choices. 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.

    The Carousel and Mailbox teams have built products that are loved by many people and their work will continue to have an impact. 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 Paper).
    Dropbox notes that features of Carousel and Mailbox will live on in other Dropbox services. For example, Carousel-inspired features will be integrated right into the Dropbox app, and Mailbox-inspired features will be built into Dropbox Paper.

    The apps will continue to work up to February 26th, so there's no need to ditch the software just yet unless you're ready to prepare for the worst sooner rather than later.

    Source: Dropbox
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dropbox Announces Discontinuation of Mailbox and Carosel in Early 2016 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post