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App of the Week: Dropbox’s New Carousel App Organizes All Your Photos and Video

by Brandon Russell | April 10, 2014April 10, 2014 5:00 pm PST

Dropbox this week introduced a brand new app, Carousel, designed to help users better manage and share photos and video. The new experience integrates the technology of Snapjoy, which Dropbox actually acquired back in Dec. 2012. The release is pretty big because Carousel marks a departure from the company’s other lineup of products; earlier this week, Dropbox announced Mailbox for Android, and a beta version for OS X as well.

The app is available for both Android and iOS, and is laid out with a scroll wheel at the bottom of the app, allowing users to move back and forth through photos and video in their camera roll. Dropbox says the app is meant to be a single space for “all your memories”—Apple’s Collections in its Photos app is similar in that respect. The app, available now, stores all photos right to Dropbox, too.

In addition to an intuitive way to organize your photos, Dropbox says the app also makes it super easy to share photos with loved ones. Users can also hold “private conversations,” which makes it easy for friends and family to swap photos. As you can see in the screenshots above, it’s basically like having a messaging conversation, but through the app itself.

Sharing and storing photos is a huge part of platform growth, which is why services such as Facebook and Twitter put such great emphasis on photo-sharing. If you don’t already automatically backup your photos to Dropbox now, Carousel will make sure all your photos are saved, and also let you easily share them in just a few quick taps.


Brandon Russell

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