I’m a known complainer, and really isn’t that a pretty good reason to have a blog? No? Well, I’m gonna use it ask a venting vehicle and today I’m looking at you, Dropbox!
I love the concept of “in the cloud”. Especially, if you’re like me and sometimes your computer’s hard drive craps out on you for no reason! And one of the main reasons I gravitated to Dropbox, to begin with, was how many platforms I could sync my files across with ease. Countless iPhone apps are being built/updated with Dropbox functionality, which also makes my life easier.
I download music, documents, and all sorts of files to Dropbox for safe keeping. Heck, my entire Nook Color library is backed up on Dropbox, as well as all of the pictures/videos on my iPhone camera roll! Better safe, than sorry, right?
However, a large problem arrives when you run out the 2GB of space that Dropbox so graciously provides you for free. Now, I’m not opposed to upgrading to a full account, but honestly, their plans suck!
The next step, after using 2GB of data, is all the way to 50 GB for $9.99/mo! That’s quite a jump and soooooo unnecessary, IMO. I think a jump to 10GB/15GB, and then 25GB, and THEN 50GB should be the natural progression, and that’s where they lose me.
On their help/feedback page, they state that they tested out smaller plans before, and they didn’t prove to be profitable. Which basically means they don’t think it’s worth their time. Well, I call foul! When were these tests done? It obviously wasn’t any time recently. Cloud storage has blown up within the past 12 months, and I bet any findings they got from previous tests are completely outdated given Dropbox’s present day popularity!
I, for one, am calling on Dropbox, to man up and do right by their users and give us some more freaking options! Why do they think so many are gravitating to Amazon, Window’s, or even Google’s cloud storage services? And Apple will soon be kicking down the door with iCloud. More options. Get with the program, Dropbox. Before it costs you!