The folks at cloud storage provider Dropbox have unveiled a new app, available on both iOS and Android, called Carousel. The new app takes a user’s photos and videos on Dropbox and their mobile device and organizes them into a gallery that users can group and browse through by time, date, or event. The app also automatically backs up to the cloud any new photos or videos users take.
“Once upon a time, photos were something you held. You kept them safe in an album or shoebox, and it was easy to relive those moments with friends and family. Today, new apps and devices have made it easier than ever to take photos, but there’s no longer a single home for all your life’s memories,” said Dropbox’s Ramesh Balakrishnan & Chris Lee, “We’d like you to meet Carousel: a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life.”
With the Carousel interface, users can navigate through their photos and videos by swiping up or down to scroll through their memories. Users who want to quickly go back to a photo that’s quite a bit in the past can use the app’s slider at the bottom of the app to quickly jump back.
As previously mentioned, Carousel combines both the user’s Dropbox content as well as their phone’s local content but users won’t need to worry about conserving storage space on their devices as the Dropbox content will still remain in the cloud and will not require any of your phone’s local storage space.
With Carousel, users can easily and quickly share multiple photos with others with a few swipes and taps. Along with the standard photo sharing features, users can also have private conversations with the users they’ve shared photos with; allowing for a back and forth photo and message sharing experience. Users will also be able to save photos that others have shared with them.
Carousel is now available for download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Dropbox did not say anything about bringing Carousel to other platforms including Windows PCs or Windows Phone.