If you’re a Dropbox customer who makes frequent use of the Mailbox and Carousel apps, I’ve got bad news for you. As part of their ever-evolving approach to offering a solid product, Dropbox has shifted things around and re-focused a few things. Unfortunately, both Mailbox and Carousel have been lost in that shuffle.

You still have a little bit of time, emphasis on “little bit.” Mailbox will officially stop working on February 26, 2016, and Carousel will spin its last spin on March 31, 2016. Carousel is shutting down a month after Mailbox so that Dropbox can integrate its features into the main app.

Dropbox insists that they’ll be taking the things they’ve learned from Mailbox and using that knowledge to build a better experience, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see similar features show up in Paper. You might be wondering why they would kill two of their apps if they’re trying to build a better system for customers, but you need to remember that these things all need dedicated teams keeping them running 24/7. By killing off Carousel and Mailbox, Dropbox frees up a lot of personnel that they obviously feel can be put to better use on other projects.

With Paper arriving and Mailbox and Carousel leaving, Dropbox is in a state of transition. It will be interesting to see what the service looks like when it comes out the other side.

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