Dropbox Bizarre Empty State Illustration(imgur.com)

almost 5 years ago from Juan J. Ramirez, Another Designer

  • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, almost 5 years ago

    Other services are not cheaper but definitely better priced. I get 50 GB of iCloud for 1 USD a month. Dropbox gives 1TB for 10 USD a month. So Dropbox is largely cheaper but also more inconvient because cloud storage has an aggressive value decline once you don't need the extra capacity.

    That's Dropbox problem. They are no longer the incumbent and perhaps they never were.

    Dropbox hasn't gone public because they would be crushed in the public market. A company that sells a highly commoditized resource, that depends heavily on their B2C revenue and has no extra sources of incomes.

    And this is why we are seeing what we are seeing. It seems that Dropbox wants to make a push in the design market and establish a new source of revenue. They seem to have the internal talent + the data to backup this move.

    This is just my personal speculation but I think overall it's pretty clear that's what's happening. They are even creating landing pages asking their customers about their interest on design tools.

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    • Suganth SSuganth S, almost 5 years ago

      Not sure how Dropbox is better priced since I can get 2TB for $9.99 in iCloud. Dropbox literally charging twice for the price and that's just with their old plan.

      But I agree with all your other points. Dropbox's vision is changing/getting broader. That is a bigger change compared to the brand change that we see.

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