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 Smart Sync is also getting better and is now automated, so it will automatically move out-of-date files from your hard drive to the cloud, and you can download them whenever you need the files to save local space on your computer.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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