Dropbox will be shutting down their popular email app Mailbox, and their photo sharing app Carousel on February 26, 2016 and March 31, 2016 respectively. The company made the announcement today.
In 2013, we acquired Mailbox because we believed in the way it was making mobile email better. In 2014, we launched Carousel 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.
The company says it will be communicating Directly with users of both apps in the coming days.
In a separate blog post, the Mailbox team said:
… we realized there’s only so much an email app can do to fundamentally fix email. We’ve come to believe that the best way for us to improve people’s productivity going forward is to streamline the workflows that generate so much email in the first place.
Mailbox users will lose login ability on February 26. Dropbox will disable and delete “Auto-swipe” patterns, return “Snoozed” emails to inboxes and delete all email drafts on that date.
Carousel photos will be available on Dropbox, and the company will release an export tool next year to save conversations and shared albums. Photos within shared albums can be saved directly to Dropbox via the Carousel app. An FAQ is available to help users.
Any Dropbox users who earned bonus Dropbox storage space for using Mailbox or Carousel will be allowed to retain that storage.