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Can we have a Dropbox Family plan?

Can we have a Dropbox Family plan?

Helpful | Level 6

Hi Dropbox,

I currently have a Dropbox Pro account that we share with the family of 4. I would like to have a separate account per family member, but I am not willing to pay for four Dropbox Pro accounts. I think there is a market for a Dropbox Family plan. My thinking is that the total space for the family is 1 TB, the size of a Pro account. You could charge a reasonable amount per additional family member. I envision that you limit the number of family members such that this will not compete with your Dropbox Business offering.

Kind Regards.

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Helpful | Level 7

Well, Dropbox has officially stated in this thread that it will not offer a familiy plan.

However, it hat significantly lowered the entry point to a business account without stating it.

So far you needed to buy a minimum of 5 users for a Business plan.

Since November, 2017, you can buy Dropbox Business (Teams) for a minimum of 3 users that will then share a 2 TB quota for 360 Euros (and around that in USD, too, see https://www.dropbox.com/plans). That is not cheap, but definitely in more in range of a (little) family than the old subscription.

The only real drawback: Still, Dropbox refuses automatic photo upload for Business/Team accounts users from within the app. Well, you can get around this easily with the PhotoSync app (universal for all kinds of cloud services and home servers, works great and reliable).


New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

On thing has not yet been mentioned in this thread: If you have a family of four. And buy 1TB for each, paying $40 per month. If you now share the folders with all. And you have - as we do - 500GB of data.

Every dropbox-app on every user-account downloads the full 500GB.

THIS IS 2TB!

On a Notebook with 1TB of SSD. This. Does. Not. Work.

There are no Notebooks and only very few PC's on the market that can do this.

Wo how are we supposed to share our data?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Befor any one mentions selective sync: Most of the 500GB are fotos and videos of vacations. Exactly what everyone wants to see. So that does not work.

Explorer | Level 4

The year is 2020 . I love dropbox . 

Its time to support Family program . Im married with 3 kids and there is no reason why my family cannot enjoy space in dropbox. 

for the first time im thinking to shift to google just because this feature is a real changer for me. 

With such feature , my wife can store her stuff in her own storage premitter , separated from mine and so does my kids . 

In 2020 it does not make sense only one member of the family can store his workloads in paid account and login using the same credentials in all family devices ...

Its time for dropbox to prioritize family program or stay behind .

-Coriander.

Explorer | Level 4

I Agree.

My partner does not use as much storage as me. So right now I have a 100gb google drive storage where we can both access our stuff. I would still prefer, however, to stick with dropbox and pay a bit more for a proper family plan. Not some silly team or business plan. We're a family, not a company.

Super User II
Super User II

I dont this will ever happen if I'm honest - they've been vocally against it for a long time saying Businesses would 'use it' and expect Business level services on a home use plan.

Explorer | Level 4

Thanks Mark .

but lets think about this for a sec.

Dropbox can and should limit the family peigram for max of ~5 family members .

How can that be used as business? do we really think most drop business are 5 members or less ? 

Does not make sense to me .  Family program is the present and either DropBox would stay behind or postion themselves as leaders .

doing so is a win win .

for privates , families and business .

 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I now pay 167.88 AUD a year for dropbox. My partner pays 167.88 AUD a year. That is $340. That is way, way too much. I would be fine with a family subscription but if we have to keep paying this amount I am going to have to look for an alternative. Love dropbox but the prices are getting unaffordable.  

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @danj, thanks for reaching out to us here!

I've just moved your post here, and wanted to thank you for your feedback on our current plans.

At the moment, this isn't something that we're looking into right now. However, we do regularly re-review and we'll make sure to update here is that changes.

Thanks again!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This appears to be an example of misaligned incentives.

e.g. <Company> wants as much revenue as possible - they offer a plan with a usage-limit which most users will never reach and set a price at a level consistent with their estimated use from an average user (all users' usage / user number). Users feel like they're getting a great deal for whatever the rolling payment is as they're getting way more than they need for slightly more than they would pay for what they actually need. Company is happy as users pay for more than need.

Then, users start to think "I've paid for <plan limit> but am only using 10% so want to share some with my family".

Then reality kicks in; <Company> won't allow it. Their tools are designed to limit your use of something you've "paid for".

 

 

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