Fare thee well to Mailbox and Carousel

mailbox app logo
I hardly knew ye…

In case you haven’t heard, Dropbox is killing Mailbox and Carousel. I never used Mailbox much but Carousel is  a pretty awesome application, especially for the iPhone. Here is the context of the letter I got in my real mailbox…the one called Mail (for iOS):

Hello Jason,
It’s with heavy hearts that we let you know Mailbox will shut down on February 26, 2016.
Mailbox ignited a shift in mobile email and many of its innovations are now ubiquitous across the industry. It’s been a great journey, and we’re proud of this impact and grateful to the community that helped make it possible. 
When the Mailbox team joined Dropbox in 2013, we shared a passion for simplifying the way people work together. And solving the email problem seemed like a strong complement to the challenges Dropbox was already tackling.
But as we’ve increased our focus on collaboration, we realized there’s only so much an email app can do to fundamentally improve email. We’ve come to believe that the best way for us to improve people’s productivity going forward is to streamline the workflows that generate so much email in the first place.
We know saying goodbye to Mailbox will be hard for many. To help make the transition to a new email client easier, we’ve created guides and export tools. For more information about how we’ll be winding down Mailbox, please visit the Mailbox website.
Thank you to everyone who helped bring Mailbox to life, whether by spreading the word, letting us know what you liked (and didn’t like), or simply using the product. You taught us so much, and we’re deeply grateful.
—The Mailbox Team 

Anyway, under the new AppStore rules, once a developer poop-cans support for an app it is no longer available. I’m not sure how backend service oriented Carousel is (obviously Mailbox will be worthless) but if you want an archive of the application better pick it up now and save it on a Mac.

goodbye
irony…

Per the intel above, Mailbox dies on the 26th of February, 2016.

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