Is Carousel By Dropbox Better than Your Default iOS Photo Gallery App?

Carousel is a photo and video management app provided by Dropbox Inc which is available on Android and iOS devices. It allows you to backup, organize and manage photos and videos to access them from anywhere on any device. To use Carousel, you just need a Dropbox account and allows it to upload all the photos from your Camera Roll on iPhone or iPad.

When you take a photo with your phone's camera, it will be automatically backed up to Dropbox's server. iCloud also offers the same support but its services are only available on Apple devices. To backup photos to iCloud from iPhone, you just need to turn it ON on your device.

Dropbox offers 2 GB of free storage space to all its users. When you sign up for Carousel, you will get an extra 3 GB space to backup your photos and videos. So total storage space is now 5 GB. iCloud also offers the same i.e 5GB of free storage space to all its users.

Dropbox Carousel offer features & functions that allow you to easily store and share photos and videos. It has an egg timer style ticker located at the bottom on the screen. It allows you to swipe through to go back in time and the photos from that time will show up. Your photos are divided in small albums i.e collections. It helps you to sort your photos and videos very well.

If you want to delete photos in Dropbox Carousel, you need to hide them and then go in the sidebar by clicking your name on the top left corner. Now, go into "Hidden Photos & Videos" and select the photos and then click "Delete" button. If you want to delete photos from iCloud Photo Library, then open "Photos" app  on your iOS device. Tap "All Photos" located under the "Albums tab" and select the photos which you want to delete. Tap "Trash Can" located at the bottom right corner on the screen and then tap "Delete Photos" and confirm it.

If you are already using Dropbox service to backup photos and videos to the cloud, then you can use Carousel app. If you want stick to iOS devices, then you can use iCloud to backup photos and videos. Because, you can access them from anywhere on any device by just turning it ON.


Update : Dropbox is shutting down Carousel but you can still access your photos (backed up on Carousel) from your Dropbox account

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