Dropbox is one of the best Cloud services to help you store your precious pictures and videos remotely. You get about 25 GB of storage for free which can be really helpful to dump out the images from your personal electronic device to keep on board space fresh for pictures you take. However, so far, Dropbox on mobile devices was a rather plain app where you could either upload your pictures or view them within the specific folders which was not the best experiences, at least as compared to likes of G+ which also allows auto backup of your images. To change this, yesterday, Dropbox announced Carousel, a personalised gallery for iOS and Android from Dropbox that basically lets you to see, share and backup the images from your mobile device to your Dropbox account, all in the form of a neat gallery.
The application is available for free for both iOS and Android, here are the links for you to download the application:
Play Store: Download Carousel for Android here
Download: Download Carousel for iOS here
When you open the application for the very first time, you are taken through a quick tutorial on how to go about using the application. There is virtually no learning curve here, and even if you did skip the tutorial, you would not have missed much. If you have the dropbox application downloaded already and signed in, Carousel will sign you in automatically. Once you are logged in and set, you will reach the gallery of images already uploaded on dropbox. These images are arranged by dates on which these images were clicked. If you have used an Android phone gallery before, the whole UI would look extremely simple to you. There is a dial like timeline that runs at the bottom of the application, so you can simply slide across that to take you to the images of that particular month.
Not just show you the images that are uploaded in your dropbox, Carousel also lets you automatically upload all the images you take on your smartphone. You have the option of uploading these images only when you are connected to Wi-Fi and to a power brick, making sure you do not spend your precious data or battery on uploading images.
The app also has a nifty feature where you can hide the images from the gallery of Carousel by simply clicking on the image and swiping it down. Similarly, you can swipe the image up to share it with your friends via an E-Mail while adding in a personal message too. You can also select images right from within the gallery and share them via an E-Mail.
As expected, Dropbox is really excited about this move and wrote about it on their blog, “We also think those memories are meant to be shared. That’s why we built private conversations into Carousel — as a way to relive entire events with friends and family. With Carousel, you can share hundreds of photos in the same amount of time it’d take to send just one by text. Even more, you can capture an event from every angle by saving the photos others share with you.Carousel is ready for you to try out today on iOS and Android, and we hope you’ll take it for a spin. It’s once again possible to hold and share every photo from your life, but this is just day one. We’re thrilled to start crafting a home for your memories.”