Carousel by Dropbox - Updating Camera Roll

April 10th, 2014  |  By Allison Saffiotti

Camera roll is one of the last features to remain on most users smartphone homescreen, having yet to be replaced by a new app. That is, until today when Dropbox launched Carousel. This new feature, available for both iOS and Android phones allows users to now manage and organize all of the photos on their phone.


Carousel is extremely fast, simple to use, and has an innovative chat feature. Users with this can have access to a lifetime of photos at the touch of a button. Simply press the slideable navigation wheel button to instantaneously view old photos and videos.


Users can share large volumes of photos – try 100 to friends and family whereas with non-cloud solutions this would be impossible.



The only drawback to Carousel is that users must have all photos in Dropbox for this to work. And with photos dating so far back, this may exceed the 2 gigabytes of free storage. As this does provide bonus value for those who store data in Dropbox, others are stuck with the camera roll app provided.


As there has yet to be great efforts within app development to replace the traditional camera roll, it is interesting if Carousel will be able to spearhead this new app market.  Smartphone users reliant on their phones camera know all too well how crummy and slow camera roll can be with handling the thousands of photos saved.  This is why we are look forward to more apps focusing on this, hoping they will take off in the market.


To read more about Carousel and all of its features visit: and continue to check PreApps for more of the latest in mobile trends and developments.


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