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.

Top Rated Comments

lewisd25 Avatar
92 months 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwizatz Avatar
92 months 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
92 months 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!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MonkeySee.... Avatar
92 months 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)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagar Avatar
92 months 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Traverse Avatar
92 months 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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