What's great about Dropbox is that users can quickly share files with smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktop PCs. Gone is the need to whip out a USB cable to pass a file from one device to another. Now we have a number of services that will gladly store our family photos and documents, including Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box and Dropbox.
Up until today, Dropbox provided Dropbox Pro users with 100 GB for $9.99 per month. That may sound like plenty of storage in theory, but it's really not when you're backing up loads of videos and/or images -- never mind a complete system backup. Perhaps this is why Dropbox -- and other storage services for that matter -- has decided to increase the storage capacity while leaving the price of the service unchanged, offering subscribers 1 TB of storage for $9.99 per month.
"We don't want you to worry about choosing the right plan or having enough space," the Dropbox blog said. "So today, we're simplifying Dropbox Pro to a single plan that stays at $9.99/month, but now comes with 1 TB (1,000 GB) of space."
The news shouldn't be surprising given that Google offers the same price tag for 1 TB of storage. Microsoft's OneDrive for Business charges $2.50 per user per month for 1 TB of space, whereas the consumer version charges $3.99 per month for 200 GB. Those with an Office 365 subscription also receive 1 TB per person up to 5 TB per household. What Microsoft doesn't provide consumers is a $9.99 subscription plan for 1 TB, but that will likely change.
In addition to the new subscription plan, Dropbox Pro now features new sharing controls. These include passwords for shared links, expirations for shared links, and view-only permissions for shared folders. The company has also introduced Remote Wipe, a feature that will let you remove Dropbox files on a device that is lost or stolen.
Dropbox offers three plans: Basic, Pro and Business. The Basic plan starts customers off with 2 GB, and it's up to their referred friends to jack up the storage capacity by signing up. Dropbox for Business has all the features of the Pro service, plus a few extra features for $15 per user per month.