Changes in Dropbox: Towards a service platform

In the last weeks we are living a moment in which the platforms storage in the cloud, try to maximize their services. The first step was carried out by the Microsoft - OneDrive - Going from the free 25 Gb (in my case 40 Gb) to only 5 Gb, unless you prefer to go through the box.

Recently, Dropbox changes plans: it will stop providing "automatic photo upload" service, unless you have the desktop version installed. 

Dropbox statement whereby it stops providing photo upload service

I use Dropbox on Mac due to its integration in the upper part of the desktop, with the possibility of: see if it is updating, the latest updates or additions and shortcuts to the folders of the Mac or also to the web version (files I don't sync are only on the web).

Introducing Dropbox with service integration

I value above all that it is a full service: it is cross-platform, it works well, and I can say that it is the most widespread, since many despite having an account of gmail o Hotmail, are unaware of their cloud service, giving preference to dropbox. In addition, with increasing frequency, it improves and implements its application with new features, both of its own making, and by adapting new features from the competition. Perhaps he is one of the pioneers and out of deference I owe him that, unless it does not meet my expectations, I want to continue using it.

DropBox collaborative symbol

Does Dropbox want to start charging for the service, once a majority of us use it? Not at the beginning. Explain what, You don't want accounts full of "nonsensical" photos and you prefer to orient the application in a more professional way. On this occasion, proposes to improve document capture, so that they interact with Office documents (only consult them on the web) and in turn these can be saved in their own application. This prevents your competitors: Drive (Gmail), OneDrive (Microsoft) or our iCloud, from beating you when it comes to editing documents, without having to leave the application. Therefore, it is intended to be a service platform.


Finally, iCloud , I use it in its paid version: € 1 / month - 50 Gb. for the majority of photos synchronization ... but I will comment on this in another article.

What cloud platform do you currently use?

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  1.   Jose Melgarejo said

    Dropbox is an expensive service. Its price and service is at the level of the most popular (Box, Google Drive, OneDrive) but it is expensive compared to other companies not so well known but much more professional. I pay the same amount for a Tera, not for just 50 Gigs that Mega could give me for free. I use iDrive, a California company, which gives me more than Dropbox.

  2.   grass said

    The features provided by Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, are relatively similar, on the contrary iDrive provides a much smaller service, you cannot compare one thing with another. It would be good news if Dropbox improved their service, I personally use all three, but I prefer dropbox by far.