by Brent Dirks
April 17, 2014
Just a week after launching the impressive Carousel app, Dropbox continues to show its commitment to photo and video organization. The cloud storage company has acquired the team behind the Loom app. Originally hitting the App Store in mid-2013, Loom was lauded for its simple and easy approach to tackling the photo overload that many iOS device users battle with. And in a blog post, Loom detailed what the acquisition means for users of the app. As of today, the app is no longer enrolling new users. Loom itself will shut down on Friday, May 16. Loom is providing an easy way to transition to Carousel. Data from the service can be exported directly into Dropbox:
You will receive a follow-up email with more details and instructions. And if you switch to Carousel, you will receive the same amount of space that you had on Loom on Dropbox. If you were a paid user, you will receive the same quota on Carousel/Dropbox for free, for an entire year! Alternatively, you will be able to request a copy of your entire library, including all your albums, and original untouched photos/videos inside a zip file.That’s definitely disappointing news for Loom users. But it definitely means an even brighter future for the recently launched Carousel. Our own Christine Chan was very positive about Carousel in her original review. It was also named as our AppAdvice App of the Week on Monday. Dropbox has definitely busy on the acquisition front. In late March, they purchased social reading app Readmill.