Doubling the storage and adding desirable new features as standard is offset somewhat by the price increase from $10 to $12 per month.
Dropbox Plus subscribers will now enjoy 2TB of storage, up from 1TB, as well as adding Dropbox Smart Sync and Dropbox Rewind features as standard. Smart Sync allows you to access all of your files and folders stored in Dropbox without ever having to worry if they are on the hard drive or in the cloud. Dropbox automatically handles that for you and it also means you don’t have to worry about running out of local storage space.
Rewind will undo accidental deletions on command, be that a single file or a whole folder. You can perform the undo and rewind to any point in the past 30 days of Dropbox account activity on the Plus plan. This is also a really useful feature if you are experiencing a ransomware or other malware infection and need to undo the damage caused. Dropbox is also promising full text search for all your files, even those scanned with the mobile app, but it’s currently listed as a “coming soon” feature.
Such generosity doesn’t usually happen without a reason, and this is no exception. The increased storage and additional standard features come alongside a new pricing structure. Dropbox Plus did cost $9.99 per month, but that’s now increased to $11.99 for new subscribers. Existing subscribers will continue to pay the old price until the end of their current billing cycle, but will get the extra storage and new features immediately. If you sign up for an annual plan the price drops $2 a month to $9.99.
For Professional plan subscribers, the price is remaining the same at $19.99 a month or $16.58 if paid annually. Storage is increasing from 2TB to 3TB, Dropbox Rewind works for the last 180 days (up from 120 days), and Enhanced Smart Sync will move out-of-date items off your computer and into the cloud automatically.
Finally, Dropbox Business plans will also retain the same pricing, but storage is increasing from 3TB to 5TB and file history will run 180 days (up from 120 days).