09
Apr
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Not content to unveil one new Android app today, Dropbox's bringing along another. However, this one isn't a port, and it's launching for Android and iOS on the same day. The software in question goes by the name of Carousel, a gallery app that organizes all your Dropbox photos and videos in a way that's more manageable than the endless list of photos provided within the current app.

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Dropbox intends for Carousel to be a social experience, so it's built the private conversations into the app. The idea is for family members and their friends to relive memorable events, having the ability to group not only your photos, but the ones others have shared with you.

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The app is free to use, aside from the cost of your Dropbox plan. You know where to find it.

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Sources: Dropbox [1], [2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • didibus

    Why not just merge this inside the Dropbox app?

    • sssgadget

      I don't want "social" stuff inside of Dropbox app. Is it hard to be not social these days? Do you have to share everything?

      • phillipo

        But Dropbox is alabout sharing

        • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

          Not with everyone and everybody just the people you want to .

      • didibus

        I agree, but I also don't want social stuff inside this App. I think Dropbox should add the gallery from caroussel, and just drop any attempt at being a facebook clone.

        • ddpacino

          There are plenty of apps around that is centered around sharing photos. Doesn't make them Facebook clones.

      • primalxconvoy

        I agree. I like to keep my ornate files private.

  • didibus

    Why not just merge this inside the Dropbox app?

  • Dheeraj Chowdary Nekkanti

    Interesting. This is something that Whatsapp can also do, right?

  • Joe Anderson

    Well they need to update their site as the link on their site says "Carousel is taking longer than expected to go live in the App Store & Google Play.Please try again in a few minutes." But the link on AP works fine...

  • Joe Anderson

    Well they need to update their site as the link on their site says "Carousel is taking longer than expected to go live in the App Store & Google Play.Please try again in a few minutes." But the link on AP works fine...

  • Martin

    Dropbox team knows how to make beautiful apps!

    • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

      When they're not porting them from iOS they do.

      • Martin

        One more Android fanatic.. What's the problem if it's from iOS.. All that matters is the app looks GREAT.. I don't care from where it comes..

        • sgtGiggsy

          It's not about being Android fanatic. Android apps usually follow one design guideline, while iOS apps follow an other. There is no problem with iOS guidelines, but it's different than Andoroid, and it looks inconsistent when an app is ported to Android and looks exactly the same as looked on iOS.

        • Sahil Chaturvedi

          It's not about what looks better. It's consistency.

        • Sahil Chaturvedi

          It's not about what looks better. It's consistency.

          • abobobilly

            Even if we talk about "looks", iOS apps on Android still look (and perform) HORRID.

  • rmkilc

    Hmm, so they decided to go HOLO on this one, but not Mailbox. Interesting lack of consistency.

    • William

      Considering they were probably designed and developed by separate teams, this is not at all surprising.

      • rmkilc

        Separate teams, on different planets, under different leadership, and one team without access to the internet? Seems legit.

        • thisbusymonster

          Mailbox is something Dropbox acquired a year ago. It had a team, management, and probably still has a separate physical location where that team works. So yeah, pretty much different management, different planets.

          • rmkilc

            Hmm. And apparently said team on this other planet doesn't have access to https://developer.android.com/design/index.html

          • thisbusymonster

            Or, they have a popular product and don't give a shit. They are preserving the look and feel that made them a big deal already instead of starting over. It's not really confusing to see how this works.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Most of your postings are regarding Android design guidelines. Odd, hu?

      • rmkilc

        Yeah, pretty odd. An Android user that cares about design. Who would have thunk?

        • My name is….

          What does "thunk" mean?

          • dazr87

            he definitely meant "thought" =P

        • My name is….

          What does "thunk" mean?

  • ddpacino

    Just noticed this as I was looked at the reviews of Mailbox. Wondered why I never heard about it, but DUH! I didn't visit AP since early, early this morning!

  • Joe Anderson

    Tried to share a photo on FB and it failed? Maybe its not fully functional...

  • Jephri

    Anyone else reminded of The Kodak episode on Man Men?

    • Impheatus

      Thought about this right away!!
      One of the best episodes ever. Almost cried like a baby.

      • Carol Bernard

        Wondered why I never heard about it, but DUH! I didn't visit AP since early, early this morning!

        • Aooga

          STOP!!!!

    • Alberto Blasi

      lol, thought the same too

      • stephanie767

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        working part time from the internet. look at this now C­a­s­h­F­i­g­.­ℂ­o­m

      • stephanie767

        my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by
        working part time from the internet. look at this now C­a­s­h­F­i­g­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Anthony Rodriguez
  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    Quickpic is better.

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    Quickpic is better.

  • Stephanie Adams

    It is only a tool to fill your dropbox so you would upgrade your plan, not to forget mentioning their silly pricing. So thanks I'll guess i'll be sticking with G Cloud for Androids for the time being, it also backs up everything not just photos and videos

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