New Three Device sync Limit is a good reason to drop DropBox

Yesterday a new change to the terms of service of the Dropbox cloud storage service was discovered which meant free tier users could only sync a maximum of 3 devices (phones, PCs, tablets etc). Existing users who used more than three devices could continue doing so, but would be unable to add any more if they purchased a new phone or laptop for example.

The move is likely aimed at moving users to their paid tiers ( e.g.the  $9.99-per-month Plus subscription with 1TB of storage or the $19.99-per-month Professional plan with 2TB of storage) but really should be a prompt to move to an alternate service with fewer restrictions such as OneDrive or Google Drive.

Even if you are electing to pay, OneDrive offers much more value, delivering you 1 TB of storage and full access to Office 365 for the same $9.99 per month.

Moving your files is, of course, a hassle, but with Dropbox offering only 2 GB storage for free users simply dragging your Dropbox sync folder on your PC to your OneDrive sync folder is probably the simplest solution.  Alternatives include Mover.io, Cloudfuze or Multcloud, but these services do tend to charge for the privilege.

Are any of our readers planning to make the jump? Let us know below.

via the Verge

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