Dropbox is closing the doors of two of its standalone apps, Mailbox and Carousel. The Mailbox email app will shut down first on February 26, 2016, while the photo and video gallery app Carousel will end on March 31, 2016.
Dropbox acquired the Mailbox app in 2013, and later launched Carousel in 2014. In a blog post, the company made the decision to shut down both apps as part of their plan to increase "our team's focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together." It added:
The Carousel and Mailbox teams have built products that are loved by many people and their work will continue to have an impact. We'll be taking key features from Carousel back to the place where your photos live—in the Dropbox app. We'll also be using what we've learned from Mailbox to build new ways to communicate and collaborate on Dropbox (you can see early signs of this focus with Paper).
The company has set up an FAQ page to help Mailbox users prepare for the shutdown. Carousel users will still be able to check out their uploaded images on the Photos tab views on the Dropbox website and on the Dropbox mobile app.