Big DropBox Update and Why it Rocks

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I’ve been using Dropbox for years, and I absolutely love their service. It syncs with everything I own, and they are super secure. For designers, whether you’re a web designer or a graphic designer, Dropbox is great for sharing project folders and collaborating with others. With Dropbox, you never had to create an extra account or buy anything to collaborate on projects with others. It just works, with no strings attached or fine print.

I am a pro member, which is great for a freelancer, because you get 100GB for $99 per year, which is super-competitive. Other places average out to be more expensive, for a fraction of the features and compatibility. One problem I started to run into was the fact that, believe it or not, I had started to fill up my 100GB of space. My only concern was that I didn’t really need a team account, which would be way too much storage for me, and I didn’t really want to get rid of anything at the moment.

Dropbox Upgrade

I came across the news on the web that Dropbox is upgrading its service for pro accounts to offer 10X the storage. You can imagine my excitement when I heard this, because that means that I could get a full terabyte of storage for the same price. I was excited, but at the same time I was worried. See, normally when a big business like this offers this, they expect you to enter some confining agreement, or there is some sort of a catch. I thought, “I wonder what I am going to have to do to get this extra 900GB of space.

I hadn’t received any updates or emails from Dropbox. When I logged into my account, it said that I still only had 100GB of storage. S, I did what anyone else would do who is anxious for answers. I emailed support asking how to get access to the storage. I thought I may have to renew or that it might only be for new accounts.

By the end of the day, I received a pleasant response. It turns out that they are rolling out the update to accounts in stages, and I should receive my updated storage by the 29th, which was fine by me. The woman, named Roxanne from Dropbox was super-sweet and shared in my enthusiasm. In return I sent her a link to the 1970’s song Roxanne by the Police, and she appreciated the chuckle.

Conclusion

What this means is that Dropbox is so awesome, that they are offering 10 times the storage for the same price. How cool is that? There are no catches, and nothing to do. If you’re already a pro member, you’ll see a massive upgrade to your storage capacity. To put it into perspective, my Macbook Pro has a 1TB built in drive, and Dropbox now matches it. I am extremely happy, and highly recommend Dropbox to anyone that needs online storage.

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