Operated by San Francisco-based Dropbox Inc., Dropbox is a file hosting service that mainly offers client software, cloud storage, file synchronization, and personal cloud. Founded by Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston in 2007, Dropbox received several awards including Macworld’s 2009 Editor’s Choice Award for Software, 2010 Crunchie Award’s Best Internet Application, and 5-star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Dropbox enables individuals and teams to work smarter from their computers by storing files in one secure place, and access and share them anytime, anywhere using a desktop computer, a phone, or a tablet device. It also enables its users to create and update content directly in the application, allowing less time searching for files or switching between different applications. In addition to file organization, it also offers features for collaboration, productivity, and team management.
Dropbox’s current plans are divided into 2 main categories: Individual and Business. The Individual plans are perfect for solo workers or freelancers, while the Business plans are made for teams and businesses of any size.
Dropbox Individual Plans
There are 3 types of Dropbox Individual plans: Basic, Plus, and Professional.
Basic: As its name suggests, it is the most basic Dropbox plan. It includes free 2GB of space and perfect for individuals who are looking for cloud storage for quick file sharing of small files. This is Dropbox’s only free plan.
Plus: This plan includes 2TB of storage and features such as 30-day file recovery and version history, 30-day Dropbox Rewind, Remote Device Wipe, Two-factor Authentication, Dropbox Spaces, Dropbox Paper, Dropbox Transfer of up to 2GB, Integrated Cloud Content, Web Previews and Comments, Plus Button, File Requests, Smart Sync, Smart Sync Auto-Evict, Full Text Search, and Priority Email Support. It costs $9.99 per month if billed yearly or $11.99 per month if billed monthly. Dropbox doesn’t offer a free trial for this plan.
Professional: This plan is an upgrade from Plus as it includes 3TB of storage and features such as 180-day file recovery and version history, 180-day Dropbox Rewind, Watermarking, Shared Link Controls, Dropbox Transfer of up to 100GB with customization options, File locking, Viewer History, Priority Email Support, Live Chat Support, and all the other features included in the Plus plan. It costs $16.58 per month if billed yearly or $19.99 if billed monthly. A 15-day trial is available for this plan.
Dropbox Business Plans
There are 3 types of Dropbox Business plans: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise. These plans include Priority Email Support, Live Chat Support, 180-day File Recovery and Version History, 180-day Dropbox Rewind, Account Transfer Tool, HIPAA Compliance, Admin Console, Multi-team Admin Login, Centralized Billing, Company-managed Groups, Unlimited API access to security and productivity platform partners, and 1 million API calls/month for data transport partners. Standard and Advanced plans are available for a 30-day free trial.
Standard: This plan includes up to 5TB of storage, Dropbox Transfer of up to 2GB, and Business Hours Phone Support. It costs $12.50 per user per month when billed yearly or $15 per user per month when billed monthly.
Advanced: This plan is an upgrade from Standard as it includes as much storage space as needed, Device Approvals, Dropbox Transfer of up to 100GB with customization options, Viewer History, Tiered Admin Roles, Sign In as User, Audit Logs with File Event Tracking, Single Sign-on Integrations, Invite Enforcement, and Business Hours Phone Support. It costs $20 per user per month when billed yearly or $25 per user per month when billed monthly.
Enterprise: This is Dropbox’s most advanced plan to date. It basically includes everything that’s included in the Advanced plan and a bit more. The features that are unique to this plan include Enterprise Mobility Management, Centralized Admin Console, Network Control, Domain Insights and Account Capture, 24/7 English Phone Support, and Advanced Training for End Users and Admins. Unlike the previous plans mentioned, the cost of the Enterprise plan isn’t published on Dropbox’s website. Interested users would need to contact Dropbox to discuss about it.