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Dropbox, the popular cloud-storage startup, today announced it’s increased the $9.99 per month Dropbox Pro tier to one terabyte of storage, up from the previous capacity of 500 gigabytes.

In addition to doubling the amount of storage included in the plan, Dropbox Pro also introduces new sharing controls and safeguards for lost devices allowing you to share content using password-protected links and initiate a remote wipe of your Dropbox on any lost device.

According to Dropbox, the multiple Dropbox Pro tiers have now been replaced with a single $9.99 per month tier with 1TB of storage and the aforementioned new features.

Previously, the $9.99 tier came with just a hundred gigabytes of storage, whereas the flagship 500GB tier used to cost a whopping $500 per year. The single 1TB tier for $10 per month, or $100 per year if you choose to pay annually, brings Dropbox in line with competing services like Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive.

For example, a Google Drive with 1TB of storage will set you back $9.99 per month. OneDrive by Microsoft does not have a personal 1TB tier yet (go here for OneDrive upgrades) and offers 200GB in exchange for $4.99 per month, which is nearly in line with latest iCloud pricing (20GB for $1 per month, 200GB for $4 per month).

However, OneDrive offers free accounts with fifteen gigabytes while Apple’s iCloud offers only 5GB of free storage. Back to Dropbox Pro: as for the new password-protected sharing links (pictured below), these help ensure that people with the password can access your content.

Dropbox Pro (Password protected links)

Also part of the new sharing controls in Dropbox Pro: expirations for shared links that let you set how long your links stay up and view-only permissions for shared folders to pick whether recipients can edit or just view files within a shared folder.

Dropbox Pro (Remote wipe)

As can be seen on the screenshot right able, the remote wipe functionality — now also part of Dropbox Pro — makes it easy to delete your Dropbox files from a lost or stolen notebook, tablet or smartphone.

“For example, if you’ve ever left your laptop on a plane, you’re not just worried about the laptop,” cautions the firm. “You’re worried about the stuff that’s on it”.

Unfortunately, free Dropbox accounts still sit at only two gigabytes of storage. You can upgrade to Dropbox Pro here.

Dropbox’s iOS client can be downloaded for free in the App Store.

The 28.5-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. Just yesterday, the app was refreshed with the ability to search within Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

[Dropbox Blog]

  • D. Ryan Romine ن

    I wonder if this will affect users who are already purchasing Dropbox pro.

    • I’d imagine they’d automagically be upgraded

    • Niclas

      Yes it does.

  • Kevin Rismiller

    You mean gigabytes right? The article repeatedly refers to the old plan as having only 500 megabytes…

  • Rod B Maestas

    FYI, Microsoft recently added 1TB of storage to its OneDrive account holders who subscribe to its Home Office Live product with a monthly subscription fee of $9.99. This subscription includes up to 5 user accounts each with their own 1TB of OneDrive storage as well as 60 mins per month of Skype phone calling and Mobile Office for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices.

    • Posting to confirm this also, and btw you don’t even need to be a subscriber to its Office 365 Live to get the 1TB personal storage option for $9.99, I recently upgraded my 50GB plan to the 1TB and it gave me access to Office 365 Live + the other features you listed which is so far the best 1TB option currently out there, beating both Google and Dropbox.

  • Ted Forbes

    A one life time fee would be nicer

    • Niclas

      Makes no sense.

  • Eli Montoya

    Dropbox is original. I still use it. But I might switch over to box ;D

    • What on earth?!

      • Eli Montoya

        Don’t be surprised. I tried uploading 12gb of videos and photos but it’s upload speed is sooooo slow! I don’t have wifi so not sure of it works better on wifi ,_, but Once I figure out how to increase the upload speed, I’ll show people how to do it on other blog post. Then this will be universal:)

    • omrishtam

      wtf? HOW?!!??

    • Rowan09

      Doesn’t box only allow photos. I have 50GB for free but they only offered photos and I need both.

      • filter351

        I use Box as well, I have uploaded everything from pics, video, music, PDF and even MS Office files. Works great. Got 50 GB for free. I used an app called camerasync to upload my camera roll to my Box account every weekend. Saves so much space on my phone. Stopped using Dropbox after I started using Box.

      • filter351

        Screen shot.

      • filter351

        Not working

      • Rowan09

        Oh I guess things changed since the last time I used it.

    • Niclas

      Let me guess, Flex 2?

  • I think I’ll wait on pricing info for iCloud Drive but this seems very incising…

  • Dan

    I’d like more options for lower tiers. I don’t need 1TB.

    • madmaxmedia

      This. A $4 or $5/month plan might work for me.

  • Jason Dieter

    It’s time they upgrade the free users to more. 2 is nothing.

  • Robert Goldberg

    Nice, thanks for the heads-up!

  • great way to convert more free users into paying users

  • 4pp1e

    What is best free Storage cloud out there so far ?

  • caroline collins

    I’ve upgraded to dropbox pro but my account is still telling me I’m out of space, it’s not recognising the upgrade – the payment has left my account