Dropbox announced on its official blog today that it is introducing new plans for its Pro version customers. The blog said “we hear from families who have more than 100 GB of photos, docs and videos…as people add more stuff to Dropbox, we want to make sure they don’t have to worry about space.”
Starting this evening everything changes. Dropbox Pro will now be offering 100GB and 200GB plans. The best part of the deal, is that the rate plans will remain the same as the original 50GB and 100GB plans. If you are a current Dropbox Pro user, you don’t have to do anything to get the additional space. According to the blog post, your Dropbox will “supersize” itself sometime tonight.
Honestly, I believe that Dropbox has to be feeling the pressure from some big time competitors trying to take over this marketplace. Google’s 100GB drive is going for $5/month. Box.com has a $20/month 50GB plan. Microsoft offers a 100GB plan for $50/year. As you can see the prices vary wildly and the competition, I believe, is just heating up.
Personally, I like Dropbox. It is very reliable for everything I have used it for so far. Collaborating with others is very easy. I think adding more storage to their Pro offering is a good move on their part and only time will tell if this plays out in their favor. For now, if you’re a Dropbox Pro user, enjoy your new space!