Dropbox's Free Storage Plan Now Limited to Three Devices

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Dropbox users who have a free Dropbox account are now limited to using that account on a total of three devices, according to new information added to the Dropbox website and spotted on Twitter (via The Verge).

Dropbox says that as of March 2019, "Basic" users, which is the free tier, can add their account to three devices. Dropbox users who already have their account attached to more than three devices can keep them linked, but there will be no way to link additional devices when over the three device limit.

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There has long been a free tier for Dropbox users, with no restrictions other than available storage space. The new three device limit will make Dropbox's free service less appealing to users, though it could spur upgrades.

To get unlimited device syncing, Dropbox users will now have to upgrade to a "Plus" or "Professional" Dropbox account. Plus is priced at $9.99 per month for 1TB of storage, while Professional costs $19.99 per month for 2TB of storage. There are discounts available when purchasing a yearly plan, however.

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Top Rated Comments

eRondeau Avatar
25 months ago
Six months ago I switched from Dropbox.com to Sync.com and I've been very happy with the change. Sync uses end-to-end encryption on everything they store (Dropbox doesn't) and Sync has no knowledge of what they're storing for you (Dropbox does). Their free plan is 5GB with unlimited devices. Plus all Sync's servers are in Canada so they're beyond the reach of US government snooping. To be clear I'm just a casual user and I'm not storing anything bad, but companies are either serious about protecting the privacy of their customers or they're not. Sync definitely is.
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richard4339 Avatar
25 months ago
Sad to say it then, but bye Dropbox! Desktop, laptop, phone, tablet, so I’m already excluded.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Senseotech Avatar
25 months ago
Considering Office 365 Home is the same $99/year as the cheapest Dropbox plan, but offers 1TB for 6 people instead of 1, plus Office apps for those 6 people and a bunch of other things, including smart syncing (they call it files on demand) which dropbox doesn't offer unless you double up to the pro plan at $199/year, guess it's time to move on from Dropbox.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fawntugboat Avatar
25 months ago
Drop box is over priced compared to other services like OneDrive and Google Drive. This just makes it easier for me to not go with DropBox.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ckorhonen Avatar
25 months ago

What’s wrong with 1Password being cloud based?

I think he's trying to say since 1Password went cloud-based he has no need to use Dropbox for syncing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
25 months ago

Drop box is over priced compared to other services like OneDrive and Google Drive. This just makes it easier for me to not go with DropBox.

one drive and google drive are both associated with particular software vendors with their own interests at heart. Dropbox is independent. I think I will pay a little bit more for that assurance. I also like the feature set of dropbox, but I see your point.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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