Sometimes I think everyone has a Dropbox account and for good reasons. It is a useful application for many purposes. This week Dropbox launched Carousel, a new application designed for backing up and organizing photos. I have used Carousel a bit this week (I’ve been busy! I flew to England.) but am impressed with it after my limited use.
Dropbox has always backed up digital photographs and copied them to other computers you specify, along with all sorts of other files. The new Carousel application simply adds new functionality that is not included in the basic Dropbox product.
Carousel combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them. Carousel sorts all these memories by event so you can easily travel back in time to any photo from any date. And, unlike other mobile galleries, the size of your Carousel isn’t constrained by the space on your phone. You can finally have your entire life’s memories in one place.
Another new feature in Carousel is called “private conversations.” It is a method of sharing entire events with friends and family. You can share hundreds of photos in the same amount of time it’d take to send just one by text.
Carousel’s beautiful design, lightning-fast navigation and seamless Dropbox integration make it stand out. Carousel is available free of charge and is available today in the Android and Apple iOS App stores.