Users switch to OneDrive after Dropbox limits free accounts to 3 devices

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Many people have been using free Dropbox accounts for years. However, Dropbox made some changes to its policy in March this year.

The company limited free Basic account users to only three devices. The support article reveals that Professional, Plus and Business users can still continue using their Dropbox accounts with an unlimited number of devices.

Notably, this decision does not affect those who have already connected three devices to the Basic account. But they won’t be able to add more devices inthe  future.

Dropbox users are annoyed by the fact that the company didn’t inform them about the change. Only a few users received emails from Dropbox while others claim that they were not informed.

The conversation on this Reddit thread shows that many users already decided to switch to OneDrive.

Dropbox vs OneDrive: Which is better?

Some people are concerned about the lack of encryption in OneDrive. They don’t want their data to be accessible for Microsoft.

However, you might not be aware of the fact that encryption issues have been fixed. The files stored on OneDrive are now encrypted.

Moreover, many people are willing to pay the increased price to enjoy smart sync features.

Well, I still use it. Dropbox just works and I have had many troubles with Microsoft OneDrive not syncing or taking hours to sync the smallest Excel doc. No thanks! I don’t mind paying for a service and don’t fault them for altering their free service. I do fault Microsoft for their crapy syncing, and have seen the low level of quality on pretty much all Microsoft software for going on years now.

Many people already shifted to OneDrive months ago. They are managing two separate accounts for their personal and professional needs.

One of the major reasons behind the switch is that Dropbox started sending emails to its clients about their data being deleted soon.

As you can see, both of these cloud storage platforms have their own features. Now it’s up to you if you want to continue using Dropbox at an increased price or switch to OneDrive.


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