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Dropbox has today slashed its pricing and doubled the maximum storage space from 500GB to 1TB. Up until yesterday, you’d have been paying $500/year for 500GB; today you can pay just $120/year (or $99/year when paying annually) for a terabyte.

The new deal finally brings Dropbox into line with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Apple users may want to hold off for now, however, with Apple’s new iCloud pricing – which includes iCloud Drive – expected to be broadly similar … 

Dropbox updated its iOS app a couple of days ago, providing the ability to search within Word and Powerpoint documents and allowing for animated GIFs (who ever imagined those would make the come-back they have?).

If you’re keen to take advantage of all that extra space, our tutorial walks you through how to get the most from the service.

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31 Responses to “Dropbox dramatically cuts pricing to compete, 1TB now just $9.99/month”

  1. Fact Check: Actually, It’s $99 per year if you pay once per year. $120 would be for monthly paying customers.

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  2. nelmat says:

    How does this affect current subscribers at the top tier – do we get a price cut I wonder? Very dull constantly seeing new customers given special deals while long standing customers see nothing for their loyalty.

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    • sardonick says:

      As of right now, my account is still showing 100gb for $99. Im wondering the same thing

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    • sardonick says:

      As of right now, my account is still showing 100gb for $99. Im wondering the same thing…
      Edit:
      From DB site: Already a Pro user? Dropbox will update automatically in the next couple days. You don’t have to do a thing.

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  3. Ben Lovejoy says:

    (Thanks to those who pointed out the typo, now corrected.)

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  4. An amazing deal for 1TB but once again Dropbox has no options between their free 2GB and now 1TB! WTF? What about monthly plans for less space? I will continue to wait for Apple’s new iCloud storage plans coming in October.

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  5. Please make a comparison chart of prices and capacities for all these different services! :)

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  6. Although Apple will be releasing iCloud Drive, for me Drop Box is what my small business will use to share files, use the PackRat service and share folders with clients. The iCloud drive will be my personal cloud storage. A place to store “my stuff” without sharing with the rest of the office. For small businesses I think DropBox has now made itself more accessible.

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  7. dksmidtx says:

    Really? In line with OneDrive? For a $99 subscription to Office 365 Premium you get five 1TB OneDrive accounts, five Office Professional installs, five tablet (read iPad) installs of Office, and unlimited mobile installs. I’d say Dropbox has a long way to go.

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  8. PMZanetti says:

    What I don’t like, is that in my Dropbox account right now, which has always been $9.99 a month for 100 GB…there has been no change. I click on Update, and it shows me the 1 TB plan…I click that and it goes no where. This will be my last month with them anyway. As soon as iCloud Drive actually works and is accessible and the plans roll out….Dropbox is over.

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  9. kring10111 says:

    Dropbox still doesn’t get it… no one needs a TB’s of cloud storage. and $10/mo is too expensive for low cost storage… they are operating on a “legacy” model, the future is pay for consumption, so cap it as 1TB, but only charge me 10 cents a GB, if I use 10GB’s then charge me $1.00 that month… consumption based model. I’ll never pay $100/yr for storage I won’t use… Lost customer.

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    • Ben Lovejoy says:

      Cloud storage will at some point pretty much replace local storage. We’re currently at an interim stage where personally I have a limited number of working documents in the cloud and a whole lot of backup, but that will change. At the stage we’re at, I think $99/120 a year for 1TB is a no-brainer.

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      • I’m not sure I agree with that Ben. Perhaps for personal users but for business users such as my clients they are very wary of “cloud” storage. This may just be a perception of non-US businesses because the ones I deal with here just think of Dropbox as an extension of the US Govt and say they don’t want to know about it. Out IT consultant recommends hardware solutions which replicate the convenience of Dropbox using your own storage systems which keeps your data out of the US and in your own office or data centre.

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      • Ben Lovejoy says:

        That’s largely a matter of education, though. I don’t think there’s much doubt that’s where we’re headed, the only question is over the timing.

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  10. Dropbox for Business is still over-priced and has actually gone up over the last few months (not sure when it happened). As someone else pointed out we simply don’t need more storage space – we need more competitive prices. Nobody in our organisation is reporting more than 2% usage of our allowance. Dropbox don’t get it, or they do but they’re trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes by flashing new “features” and allowances around to distract from the over-priced nature of their product.

    When we signed up for Dropbox for Business is was $750 per year for 5 users and $120 per year for additional users. That was expensive. Now it’s simply $17 per user per month which if you do the math is $1080 for 5 users for the year. That is just plain exorbitant and we will be dropping Dropbox when it comes time to renew unless changes are made to their pricing model.

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  11. This is a smart way for Dropbox to convert the bulk of their free users into paying users…Plus I’d be curious to find out how much storage the average 1TB dropbox user uses. IMO probably less than 1/3 of the space…

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