Dropbox announced their intention to bring a placeholder-style technology called Project Infinite, through a post on their Business blog. This coming feature will let users see all the files stored in their Dropbox cloud, regardless of whether they were synced locally or not.
Free cloud storage is all the rage. If you want to upload a school or work document, or share a simple family photo album, there’s no need to spend money on an expensive paid service. Most people don’t need terabytes of storage to sync and share files. Many cloud services can fit your needs, with a cost of zero.
Backing up your data is important for any iPhone user. This can be done using iTunes and iCloud. iTunes handles the local backups, and iCloud handles the cloud backups. However, not everyone wants to use iCloud, due to concerns about the privacy of data stored on Apple’s servers. It can also be easier to use the same service to back up iOS devices that you use to back up desktop computers, and iCloud doesn’t support Linux or Android.
Microsoft’s OneDrive has been making a lot of waves in the cloud storage space because of a robust feature set, tight Office integration, and an impressive pricing model. We reviewed the service recently and found it to be a worthy competitor in this space.
But how does it fare against the venerable Dropbox? Dropbox has been able to keep its long-time and loyal following by maintaining an increasingly impressive feature set and rock solid performance. If you’re still debating between the two services, read on as I pit these two services against each other in a head to head comparison.
Dropbox and Amazon are very different competitors in the cloud storage market. Dropbox started as a consumer cloud service in 2008, gained popularity, and eventually branched out to become one of the most ubiquitous business-class cloud and collaboration drives in the industry.
They were one of the first, and continue prove themselves with a solid feature set despite the entry of dozens of major competitors.
Dropbox was one of the first mass market cloud storage solutions available and it’s still one of the most widely used services around. It paved the way with easily accessible online storage, great desktop software, and the ability to share a file on your Dropbox with another.
In November of 2014, Dropbox announced a surprising partnership with Microsoft to bring Office editing functionality to its iOS and Android mobile apps. Now, the companies have taken their cooperation a step further by integrating Microsoft Office Online into the Dropbox website.
Packrat was an add-on for Dropbox Pro accounts. For $39 per year, a user could recover a previous version of a file, or a deleted file, no matter how old it is. This was a significant upgrade to Dropbox’s standard 30-day file version history.
Dropbox announced they’re significantly increasing the storage space on their paid plans.
The 100GB, 200GB, and 500GB teirs will now be replaced by a single 1 terabyte plan for $9.99/month.