Dropbox Introduces Improved Storage Plans, New Features

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Cloud with 5 Comments

Dropbox is making some significant change to its pricing plans this week. The company is introducing revamped Plus and Professional plans, as well as new features, as the company looks to compete better with the likes of OneDrive and Google Drive.

First up, Dropbox Plus now offers double the storage, going up from 1TB to 2TB. Coming in at $11.99 per month, that’s still more expensive than what both Google and Apple offer. And for Dropbox Professional customers, which got a storage bump back in July of last year, Dropbox now offers 3TB of storage for users on that plan.

The company is also planning to update its Business plans, with Standard users now getting 5TB of storage (up from 3TB), and Business Standard and Advanced teams getting 180 days of file version history instead of the previous 120-day version history.

Along with changes to its storage plans, Dropbox is also launching some new features. Dropbox Smart Sync, which was only limited to Professional users before, is now available to Dropbox Plus users. Smart Sync is also getting better and is now automated, so it will automatically move out-of-date files from your hard drive to the cloud, and you can download them whenever you need the files to save local space on your computer.

Dropbox is also introducing a new Rewind feature that lets users rollback their entire account when things go terribly wrong. With Rewind, you will be able to undo accidental edits and deletions to any time in the last 30 days, kind of like OneDrive’s Version History. For Dropbox Professional users, the company is introducing a new tool that lets users watermark files right from Dropbox.

Dropbox says the company will continue to tweak its plans and introduce new features going forward. One of the upcoming features includes support for full-text search that lets you search text content inside your files, which is pretty cool.

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5 responses to “Dropbox Introduces Improved Storage Plans, New Features”

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    lvthunder

    I wish they had a cheaper plan.

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      jchampeau

      In reply to lvthunder:

      Yep. They need a $60/year family plan that lets family members upload pictures from their phones.

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      bassoprofundo

      In reply to lvthunder:

      Yes. Would be nice if they either kept the 1TB plan at a lower cost or even gave a plan with less storage but not subject to the 3 device limit they've implemented now. I have a free account with 25 gigs that I've used a ton just to keep frequently used files in sync between all my devices, and this device limit has me rethinking all my workflows. I already have 1TB of Onedrive via O365 and don't need another service with that much, but I'd be willing to pay something to keep what I have with no device limit. Ugh...

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    jorgsteiner

    The new features are already existent in other cloud services that are cheaper. I'm a member of pCloud for almost a year and in my honest opinion, pCloud are doing pretty well in the clouding competition. With better prices and traditions in a lot of the features, that Dropbox is just now implementing, pCloud will remain the cloud storage for me.

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    f.for.france

    I read the comments in the Premium section and the one by @jorgsteiner here and will sum it up for all of you: go with pCloud - they have that for free already...

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