I've been thinking about this recent move of yours and I cannot find a plausible line of thinking for the move. Maybe I'm not a corporate strategist but I have a brain. Allow me to dissect this for a second: - you have free tier users, each linking however many devices they want/need but only using space up to the free tier limit - you also have sufficient paying customers that have kept your business running and investors happy (otherwise you would be out of the game) - you decide you want to milk the cow with more than 2 hands, so you could not come up with anything else but limiting existing features and placing them behind a huge paywall (gee, I can't think of even one business that failed for doing so) Here's why it's the dumbest idea: 1. They're on the free tier because they don't need more storage. For example I would be perfectly happy hosting my encrypted password database (100mb) for syncing purposes. The rest of the files I have on there I don't care if I lose or if your employees read them (https://readwrite.com/2011/04/20/how-to-keep-dropbox-employees/). If you're too thick, here it is spelled out: Your targeted segment has extremely limited potential which means you're essentially wasting effort. 2. I can sign up for as many dropbox accounts as I wish, share one folder across all accounts and thus have 3x however many accounts I need to "link" my devices. That's if I really need to stick with Dropbox. Otherwise there's respectable hosts who encrypt stuff and don't snoop, with much more sensible payment plans. There's also open source self-hosted options that you can run for ***MUCH*** less than $10/month. Too thick again? You cannot compete in the market with your current offering. 3. You're not providing an enticing feature (like $2 to link more devices IF IT ALREADY was limited), you're limiting an already-provided service (unlimited link as far as I can tell) and hoping that it would received well. Obviously, it's not, and if you did a little bit of research you would have realized that the model never worked and never will. Primarily because you're pissing people off. Customers pay for value not to get rid of annoyance... In the end, who does this benefit? - the amount of used storage is the same: no benefit to dropbox - average family size is 4 members: obvious disservice to the user - linking multiple devices doesn't cost Dropbox anything extra I see no benefit on either side. Do you, dropbox?
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What do you mean "no, sorry"? Why don't people do their homework before commenting here? Sheesh. THERE IS A WAY: STOP ALL NOTIFICATIONS FOR THE APP You can do that on Winblows ten and you can also do that on Crapple macOS. Alright? I'm sure Linux has options for that too, but I'm not as familiar. To developers: FECK OFF YE EEJITS. May your wives forever nag you till the day you shoot yourselves.
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