Dropbox, one of the “big four” cloud storage services, has announced that it will be doubling the storage capacities for all Dropbox Pro accounts at no additional cost. This move, while much appreciated, is no doubt in response to the fierce competition from Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive, along with – to some extent – Apple iCloud. Dropbox is also adding a new pricing tier: 500GB for $500 annually.
With the increased storage space, Dropbox Pro customers are now getting cloud storage at a much more competitive price. Previously, Dropbox’s plans cost as much as four times more than other services. An analysis of the 100GB plan, for example, shows SkyDrive at $50 per year, Google Drive at $59.88 per year, and Dropbox at $200 per year. iCloud doesn’t offer a 100GB plan, but it’s safe to assume that it would be around $200 annually, since the 50GB plan sits at $100 per year.
Of course, the price per gigabyte isn’t the only determining factor in which service you use. Each of the four offers unique advantages and disadvantages, so if Dropbox is your thing, the increased storage space is no doubt quite welcome.