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Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets


Early this year, Dropbox threw a glitzy launch event for its new photo storage and viewing app Carousel, and people went right on using the dozen other ways to keep and comb through memories. Despite Dropbox’s 300 million users, it saw less than a half million downloads on Android, and has hovered around #350 on the iOS photo app chart, falling out of the top 1500 apps overall less than two weeks after launch.

But Dropbox needs photos. They’re one of the most common file types people store in its cloud, and have the emotional value that people will pay to keep safe. Dropbox can ill afford Carousel’s failure. So today it hopes a repolished and newly multi-platform Carousel front-end will help it fight iCloud, Google+/Drive, Flickr, 500 Pixels, and the rest for photo storage on the backend.


Carousel is all about combining photos on your device with…

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