Dropbox improves paid Pro plans, more Storage, same Price

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 10, 2012
Updated • Dec 26, 2012

Several big players have entered the consumer cloud storage market in the last twelve months or so. We have seen Google introduce the company's own Google Drive service, Amazon its Cloud Drive, and Microsoft's launch of the SkyDrive desktop client.

Established cloud storage providers such as Dropbox were now facing competition from companies that play in another league revenue-wise. Back then we believed that companies like Dropbox had to improve their service one way or the other to stay competitive.

Back in April, Dropbox increased the extra storage that users of the service could get from 8 Gigabytes to 16 Gigabytes, effectively doubling the maximum amount of free extra storage space. Dropbox users can increase the available storage by referring other users to the service, by taking part in promotions or beta features like uploading photos from mobile clients.

Today, Dropbox has announced the launch of new Dropbox Pro plans that effectively double the available storage for all subscribed Pro users. Good news is, the prices remain at the old level.Plus, there is a new Pro 500 plan that provides subscribers with 500 Gigabytes of storage.

Here are the new plans:

  • Dropbox 50 turns into Dropbox 100 for the price of $9.99 per month, or $99 per year (100 Gigabyte)
  • Dropbox 100 turns into Dropbox 200 for the proce of $19.99 per month, or $199 per year (200 Gigabyte)
  • A new Dropbox 500 plan is added, the price has not been revealed yet
  • Dropbox Teams seems to remain the same

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The storage of existing Dropbox Pro users is automatically doubled to reflect the change. The new pricing page is said to go live later this evening. As of right now, it is still displaying the old storage information and missing the new Dropbox 500 plan. We update the article as soon as the page goes life to add the missing information.

Update: Dropbox Pro 500 provides you with 500 Gigabytes of cloud storage for $49.99 per month, or $499 per year. There is also a new optional feature called Packrat, that enables a unlimited undo history.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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