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Dropbox lowers prices, adds new features as cloud storage competition heats up

August 27th, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Dropbox Pro Lower Prices

With so many viable options on the market, it can be difficult to settle on a single cloud storage solution. Not only does each service offer its own unique set of perks, the prices are dropping so quickly that it’s tough know how to get the best deal. Dropbox has made that decision even more difficult by matching Google Drive’s offering of 1TB for $10 a month for Pro users.

Until this week, Google Drive was in a class of its own. Dropbox Pro users were previously able to choose between 100GB for $10, 200GB for $20 and 500GB for $50. Box and OneDrive users have similar options, but as a result of the new pricing, Dropbox has eliminated its tiers and will instead only offer a single price point for customers.

Beyond better prices, Dropbox is also expanding its feature set. Dropbox Pro users will be able to add passwords for shared links, set expiration dates for files and assign view-only permissions to shared folders to ensure no one alters the content within. Pro users will also be able to remotely wipe their Dropbox on specific devices in cases where they are compromised or stolen. Once recovered, users can simply log back in and the files will be safely backed up online.

If you’re already a Pro user, your plan will automatically update in the coming days.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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