Dropbox is including some limitations to its free service that might frustrate customers a little bit — any more, free Dropbox customers can solely hyperlink as much as three units to their accounts. Customers who have already got greater than three units linked can maintain them, however received’t be capable of add any extra units.
In 2019, three units isn’t all that many. Positive, it permits you to add your telephone, laptop computer, and possibly a pill to your account, however in order for you these three units and an additional pc too, you’re out of luck. If you wish to add extra units you are able to do so — however provided that you improve to a paid Dropbox subscription. Alternatively, you possibly can unlink and relink units as that you must use them, however doing so may get irritating.
After all, there’s an apparent purpose for Dropbox making this transfer — the corporate clearly needs to encourage customers to improve to paid plans. Nonetheless, imposing restrictions on customers that already know and love Dropbox doesn’t essentially seem to be the easiest way to go about it. Not solely that, however it’s attainable the transfer may trigger customers to change to different companies — like Google Drive, which provides extra storage in its free plan.
The free Dropbox plan provides as much as 2GB of storage, with paid plans coming at $9.99 monthly for 1TB of storage or $19.99 monthly for 2TB of storage. Dropbox appears to be a little bit behind the competitors in that regard — each Google Drive and Apple’s iCloud supply 2TB of storage for $9.99 monthly, that means that these with greater storage calls for could also be higher served by Google or Apple. Nonetheless, Dropbox is a good way to sync recordsdata between all of your totally different units.
The cloud storage wars are unlikely to die down any time quickly. The latest modifications supply customers 2TB for $10 as a substitute of 1TB, and it’s doubtless the quantity of storage you get per greenback will proceed to go up. The quantity of storage customers will want might go up too — as folks start to undertake cloud storage, all of their recordsdata may finally be moved to the cloud. That reduces how a lot storage they want on their pc or smartphone, however provides to cloud storage wants.