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Dropbox Expands Pro Plan With Improved Security Controls, New 1TB/$10 Monthly Plan

Dropbox today announced changes to its Pro subscription, offering a single plan that provides up to 1 terabyte of storage for $9.99 a month or $99 per year. The new Pro plan also improves its sharing controls and adds new security options that make it easier and safer to share your data with friends, family and colleagues.

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The new Dropbox Pro makes it easier to secure your shared data with new password and expiration options. Pro plan users now can add a password to a shared link as well as set an expiration date that limits how long files are being shared. When sharing a folder, Dropbox now has a new "View-Only" permission option that controls whether recipients can view or edit files within that shared folder.

For smartphone, tablet and notebook users, Dropbox has added a new remote wipe feature that allows users to delete files from a lost or stolen device. This feature destroys the data on the compromised device, while keeping a copy safely stored on Dropbox's servers.

Dropbox's biggest change is in its pricing, with the Pro plan now offering up to 1 TB (1,000 GB) of data for $9.99 per month. This pricing leapfrogs Amazon with its 1TB/$500 yearly plan and brings Dropbox in line with Google, which also offers a similar 1TB/$10 monthly option. Apple is launching its own iCloud Drive solution later this year alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but pricing at the 1 TB level has yet to be announced. Apple's 200 GB plan will be priced at $3.99/month.

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3 weeks ago

Why would I pay $99 for 1TB of Dropbox space when I could pay the same $99 to Microsoft and get an Office 365 subscription that includes 1TB of OneDrive space? They've got to do better on pricing.


Because OneDrive sucks.
Rating: 10 Votes
3 weeks ago
Why would I pay $99 for 1TB of Dropbox space when I could pay the same $99 to Microsoft and get an Office 365 subscription that includes 1TB of OneDrive space? They've got to do better on pricing.
Rating: 9 Votes
3 weeks ago
Looking forward to Apple's 1tb option. Wonder if we will be able to back up our iTunes account with it.

I'd cry if I lost all my movies etc. (should really get them through iTunes really)
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago

If only it wasn't slow as molasses this would be a good deal. Whenever a client sends me a drop box link to download a project it takes foreverrrrr and I'm only talking like 60 Mbs


Dropbox is lightening fast for me. OneDrive is awful for me and is easily 50 times slower at copying files to and from the cloud. When it's smaller files it's not a big deal but larger files take an age on OneDrive.

I'm a very happy Dropbox customer and even happier that my storage is being increased to 1TB for the same price!
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago
This should have been posted in the News aswell...

Already a Pro user? Dropbox will update automatically in the next couple days. You don’t have to do a thing.

Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago
If only it wasn't slow as molasses this would be a good deal. Whenever a client sends me a drop box link to download a project it takes foreverrrrr and I'm only talking like 60 Mbs
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago

Why would I pay $99 for 1TB of Dropbox space when I could pay the same $99 to Microsoft and get an Office 365 subscription that includes 1TB of OneDrive space? They've got to do better on pricing.


Because in various reviews, Dropbox is usually the fastest. Their software is better optimized for sending and receiving data. For instance, I think many cloud storage providers (including Dropbox) run on Amazon's S3 servers. But Dropbox is consistently faster than Amazon's storage offers. Dropbox is always adding new features, and many people don't need or want anything to do with Office. They just want a solid, fast storage platform. Dropbox always has room to improve, but most people agree they're the best out there or at least one of the top ones.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago
I know this is an Apple site, but you must be mad to trust your files to iCloud Drive. After .Mac, MobileMe and the first years of iCloud, everybody knows Apple’s online services are unreliable. Not to mention horribly slow. Ever app that relies on iCloud for syncing has trouble with it.

I’ll stay with Dropbox, which hasn’t failed me once.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago
Eh, 1 TB is over the top for so many users. If they had an aggressively priced 50GB or 100GB plan I sign up. But $100 a year for 1TB when I'm only using 15GB is overkill, for me.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago

Why would I pay $99 for 1TB of Dropbox space when I could pay the same $99 to Microsoft and get an Office 365 subscription that includes 1TB of OneDrive space? They've got to do better on pricing.


I agree with you in principle, however as much as I've wanted to love OneDrive, I've found it to be exceptionally slow to upload in comparison and it still has the filesize limit of 2GB which is a showstopper for me.

In itself, OneDrive is a great deal but it just doesn't work for me.
Rating: 3 Votes

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