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Dropbox Drops Price, Increases Storage
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Dropbox, the popular free and fee cloud storage service, has launched a new Pro version that includes a remote wipe feature, enhancements to the sharing of files and a simplified price structure. Dropbox lets the user save files to one device and make it accessible to all other devices. For example, saving a document on the PC will automatically sync it with that user's other computers as well as mobile devices.
The new release of Dropbox Pro includes a function that enables the user to delete Dropbox files from a lost or stolen device while keeping them backed up in the Dropbox cloud service.
It has also boosted Pro storage capacity to a terabyte from 100 gigabytes per month — a tenfold increase.
Other new features include:
- Passwords for links that are shared to increase security;
- The ability to set an expiration date on a shared link; and
- View-only permissions on shared folders that allow others to view files or view and edit them.
The pricing of the Pro version has also undergone revision. The company now makes a terabyte of storage space available for $9.99 a month, which puts it into stronger competition with other services from Google, Apple and Microsoft.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.