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Dropbox wants to replace your photo gallery with lag-free, auto-backup enabled Carousel


Dropbox doesn't like how your phone'sold gallery looks, so it's offering a free replacement. Available onAndroid and iOS, Carousel promises no photo lag, improved sharing andrating features, automatic photo backup, and more.

Thanks to Dropbox's code wizardry(clever caching or something else), Carousel breezes through yourentire photo collection without waiting for thumbnails to load. Italso lets you share, like, and comment photos in your personalgallery, in addition to automatically organizing them by time, date,location, and other properties.

Since we can't have a Dropbox appwithout cloud storage functionality, Carousel will automatically backup your photos to your Dropbox account. You can run it alongsideiCloud or other backup services, of course.

Although Carousel is, (not very) deep down, another way for Dropbox to get you to buy more gigabytes of their cloud storage, it seems to be a quality app. For example, it has a smile detection algorithm built into it, which scans photos containing faces for the best smile, and chooses the best thumbnail for each collection. Unfortunately, not everything about it is as seamless. Not unlike other non-ubiquitous communication apps, if you try to share a photo with a contact that doesn't have Carousel installed, all said contact will be able to see is a small thumbnail bundled with a link to download the app.

Carousel is available from the linksbelow. You might find it interesting that the app looks almost thesame on both Android and iOS. Can you guess which screenshot's which?

Download: Android| iOS

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