Dropbox doubles capacity of paid accounts

Dropbox announced Tuesday that it will double the capacity of Dropbox Pro accounts without raising the costs of the subscriptions. The changes will go into effect Tuesday night, according to the announcement on Dropbox's official blog post, and should be completed by Wednesday morning.

The former Pro 50 accounts, which provided 50 gigabytes of storage for $9.99 per month or $99 per year, will be upgraded to 100 gigabytes of capacity with no change in price. Likewise, the Pro 100 plan with 100 gigabytes for $19.99 per month of $199 per year will be upgraded to 200 gigabytes for the same price. Dropbox announced that it will be adding a new subscription tier to its service - a 500 gigabyte plan with no announced price yet. The new pricing information will be available on Dropbox's website at some point Tuesday night.

Comparatively, Google Drive offers 100 gigabytes of storage at $4.99 per month, or about $60 per year, while Microsoft SkyDrive has a 100 gigabyte upgrade for $50 per year. Amazon Cloud Drive, like the new Dropbox plan, has 100 gigabytes for $100 per year.

Existing Dropbox Pro members will also be given a free three-month trial of the Pro 100 plan to give away to a friend or family member.

Source: Dropbox

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Dropbox needs to offer a lot more to stay out of shade. I have a google drive, skydrive (25G) and a dropbox account and currently dropbox is the one offering the less features (for free accounts).

My issue with Dropbox in the past was that you either had free, or the first paid tier was 50GB - that's now 100GB. They need a smaller plan, like 25GB. For that very reason I went on to Fiverr and paid some dude to max out my referrals.

Steeley said,
My issue with Dropbox in the past was that you either had free, or the first paid tier was 50GB - that's now 100GB. They need a smaller plan, like 25GB. For that very reason I went on to Fiverr and paid some dude to max out my referrals.

The smaller plans are not cost effective for them.... I think 100GB for $10 a month is an excellent deal. If you can afford your ISP and cell phone, I don't think $10 a month is going to break anyone..

Well it's taken effect on my account but I'm still paying 9.99 for Dropbox 100gb while 4.99 for Google Drive 100gb ... the only advantage I see is in the unlimited undo's that Dropbox has (but I pay extra for), and the web iterface is WAY better than Google's one.

But on desktop ... there's zero difference. Google Drive is a direct lift from Dropbox - and a perfect copy at that

Because i had a Google storage plan before Google Drive i'm grandfathered in with 25gb (rounded up to the new value from the old 20GB) at 5$ a year (yes, you read it right, PER YEAR). I wish now i had a higher tier of storage before, like the 80GB at 20$/y one which i gues would have rounded up to 100GB for 20$/y.

I tend to like Google products (in fact, back when I first started using Dropbox, I remember wishing that Google would offer a service like that). But when Google Drive was finally released, I gave it an honest try for several weeks and eventually moved back to Dropbox. Dropbox is simple, and there's a lot of little things (with the service, the desktop app, and the mobile app) that I appreciate over Google Drive. And the way that Google Drive is kind of retrofitted into Google Docs makes me feel uneasy. They did a pretty good job at that, but still there's such a large area for bugs to creep in.

I have yet to move from Dropbox just for the reason that I don't see the need to move to another one. Why make the hassle when it will take me a long run to fill up the 2 GB of space by storing documents?

I have several external hard drives for video and picture backups.

rfirth said,
Even with this, Dropbox is still more expensive than Skydrive and Google Drive.

It's a start.

while I totally agree with you, Dropbox is the service that is used by the most dev on iOS, which I use. I personally choose Dropbox over google and microsoft because of that reason

Pink Floyd said,
while I totally agree with you, Dropbox is the service that is used by the most dev on iOS, which I use. I personally choose Dropbox over google and microsoft because of that reason

Not just iOS. There seems to be more addons and apps that utilize Dropbox than any other service. That alone is driving me to switch from SugarSync. Then there's exclusive features like LAN Sync which are icing on the cake.

rfirth said,
Even with this, Dropbox is still more expensive than Skydrive and Google Drive.

It's a start.


Yeah but Dropbox is far better than the competition.

Pink Floyd said,
while I totally agree with you, Dropbox is the service that is used by the most dev on iOS, which I use. I personally choose Dropbox over google and microsoft because of that reason

I use Dropbox because it's OS-agnostic.

reLapse said,

Yeah but Dropbox is far better than the competition.

This, I agree with. Everything they offer is very sharp and to the point. They have an awesome feature set and a very nice minimalist web interface. Solid cross-platform file syncing.