Dropbox just delivered some bad news for Mailbox users.
The company will shut down its popular email app along with its its photo storage app Carousel, Dropbox announced Monday. Mailbox will be closed on Feb. 26, 2016; Carousel will shut down March 31, 2016.
Reasons for closing the two apps were vague. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi called the decision the result of “tough choices” in a blog post announcing the news. “Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox.”
Though neither app has a clear replacement, the company says it will bring some of Carousel’s “key features” to the Dropbox app. It added that it will be “using what we’ve learned from Mailbox to build new ways to communicate and collaborate,” pointing to its note-taking app Paper, which rolled out in beta earlier this year. Read more