Callum McInerney-Riley tests the Carousel App, a companion application to Dropbox

Carousel app

Carousel App at a glance:

  • Companion application to Dropbox
  • Available for both Android and iOS devices
  • Price: Free
  • Website: carousel.dropbox.com

Carousel is a companion application to Dropbox. It takes all the photos and videos from your Dropbox account and smartphone/tablet, and organises them in a single place. It also backs up the images from your smartphone/tablet to Dropbox. Storing images on the cloud like this has two advantages. First, it means the files aren’t taking up space on your device. Second, if your device goes missing you won’t lose all your photos and videos. However, the main point of the Carousel app is that users have a single gallery application where they can quickly and easily browse their files in chronological order. If images have GPS data from a phone, the app will organise everything into events.

Perhaps Carousel’s best feature is how it allows users to send images. Simply select photos or videos, then share via SMS, Facebook, Twitter, email and more. These are viewable and downloadable even if the recipient doesn’t have the Carousel app. It’s probably the easiest way to share multiple images from a smartphone. There’s no need to copy and paste files to a new folder, no need to send files individually – just batch select and send them, and that’s it. The application is available for both Android and iOS devices, and is free to download on Google Play and the Apple App Store. A must-have app for Dropbox aficionados.

SCORE: 4 out of 5