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Dropbox to shut down Mailbox and Carousel apps in early 2016
Dropbox acquired Mailbox, the extremely popular email client, way back in 2013, and unfortunately it’s now time to say goodbye. That’s right, Dropbox has just announced that Mailbox will shut down for good on February 26th, 2016.
Even though Mailbox has thousands of dedicated users, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Mailbox hasn’t received a notable update in months, which left many users to believe Dropbox abandoned the service. When the two services joined forces a few years ago, their shared goal of making communication much better for users made for a wonderful relationship. But as the two worked together over time, the Mailbox team realized that their goals weren’t as achievable as they once thought. “…we realized there’s only so much an email app can do to fundamentally fix email,” the Mailbox team said in a statement.
Mailbox unfortunately isn’t the only service getting kiboshed in the new year. Dropbox has also announced that it will be shutting down Carousel, the popular photo and video gallery application that was launched in 2014. The Carousel team says it’s shutting down because Dropbox has learned that the vast majority of users prefer the convenience of interacting with their photos and videos directly inside Dropbox. Dropbox says it will be integrating key features from Carousel directly into the Dropbox app. Carousel will be officially shut down on March 31st, 2016.
Did you use Mailbox or Carousel? If so, are you bummed the services are shutting down? Be sure to speak up in the comments below.